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UR desire has been to preserve the record of a necessarily transitory 
era in the history of the Institute in the pages following. The first 
class to enter V. M. I. upon the close of the World War, Nineteen 
Twenty-Three has ever striven to hold high the soldierly qualities 
of honor, loyalty, and courageous performance of duty. In so doing 
■\ve have been actuated by the example of those famous Americans, Washington, 
Lee, and Jackson, whose undying memory has ever been an inspiration to the 
wearers of the grey. 

Eighty-four years of constant service to State and Nation have enhanced 
the reputation of the Virginia Military Institute in walks of life both civil and 
military, and the future holds in store jears of increased activity and achieve- 
ment, when the "Greater V. M. I." shall have come to pass. 

We who comprise the Corps today have throughout done our best to hold 
by the past and make greater the future. If these our aims have been accom- 
plished, we ask no recognition other than to have it said: "We have fought a 
good fight, we have finished our course, we have kept the faith." 

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1839 INSTITUTE 1923 


Colonel Francis Mallory 



Whose life for more than thirty years has been 

dedicated to the high task of training young men 

for their duties upon the busy stage of the ivorld, 

irhose unflagging interest in the Corps of Cadets as a 

body and as individuals has always commmided our 

affection and regard, and the example of ivhose character 

has been to us often a beacon light through the 

four most important years of our lives, ive, 

the Class ofig2J, dedicate this, the 

the thirty-ninth volume of 




History of tke Virginia Military Institute 

|T is useless to remark on the impossibility of summarizing, in less than a 
volume, even the high points of the history of V. M. I. It is our intent, how- 
ever, to give here the historical framework of the story of V. M. I. past, 
leaving to the other volumes the task of expansion and further inclusion of detail. 

In 1839, the date duly inscribed upon our Limit Gates, the first corps met. It 
numbered thirty-two men, and tuition, so long ago, was but $20 per year. At the 
end of twenty years, $151,000 had been expended on new buildings, and the corps 
had swelled to two hundred men. The baptism of fire came in the war with Mexico, 
which came four years after the graduation of the first class. 

During the Civil War V. M. I. both gained great glory and suffered adversity. 
The impetuous charge of the corps down Shirley's Hill to the mouths of the Federal 
cannon at the Battle of New Market was the decisive factor in the Confederate vic- 
tory. This charge, made by boys from fourteen to eighteen years old, stands alone 
in military history. Throughout the war the cadets acted as drill instructors for the 
Southern armies, in whose ranks 94 per cent of her living graduates served. The great 
blow to the institute fell when, in 1864, General Hunter of the Federal Army burnt 
and destroyed the buildings. 

Nevertheless, in the very year of the Civil War's close, V. M. I. again resumed 
operations. Indomitable courage overcame a debt larger than all appropriations made 
in the first twenty years of her life. Today the plant and equipment represent an in- 
vestment of over $1,000,000, and there is no debt. 

Of the record of V. M. I. in the World War we have only space to summon sta- 
tistics. At its beginning she included among her graduates five general officers, two 
hundred and thirty-three field officers, and sixty-four naval officers. At its close there 
were more than twelve hundred V. M. I. men who were officers, ranking from 
second lieutenants to brigadier-generals, in the service of the United States. In the 
less striking, but more stable pursuits of peace, V. M. I. has left her impress, through 
her men, in all the branches of the work of the world. 

The end is far from being yet. Plans are laid for a Greater V. M. I., to include 
another barracks and additional buildings too numerous to mention. Already the 
Alumni Field has come to pass, and at present the Francis H. Smith Building is being 
dismantled to make way for an extension of barracks that will complete the quadrangle. 
Our past has been filled with pride and victory ; we must measure up in future great- 
ness to the heritage of more than eighty years. 



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Board of Visitors 

His Excellency, E. Lee Trinkle 

Governor of Virginia 
Com mander-in-CIiicf 

Mr. J. O. Winston Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Robert W. Massie Lynchburg, Va. 

Captain L. W. H. Peyton Staunton, Va. 

Mr. Thomas R. Keith Fairfax, Va. 

Mr. Benjamin Huger Lexington, Va. 

Mr. Harry H. Holt Hampton, Va. 

Captain Montgomery B. Corse Lexington, Va. 

Mr. Roy Sexton Wytheville, Va. 

Members of the Board Ex Officio 

General W. W. Sale, Richmomi, Va. 
Adjutant-General of Virginia 

Hon. Harris L. Hart, Richmond, Va. 
Superintendent of Public Instrurtion 


Major-General Edward West Nichols 

Born Petersburg, Va., June 27, 1858. Student Hume and Cook's School from 
'66-'69, and at MoCabe's School, '69-' 74. Graduated from V. M. I. in 1878, the 
fourth distinguished graduate in his class and a cadet lieutenant. Studied law at 
Washington and Lee University and at the University of Virginia, '78-'8i. Was 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics at V. M. I., '78-'8i. Practiced law in Nor- 
folk, '8i-'82. Professor of Engineering at V. M. I., 'Sa-'go, and of Mathematics, 
'90-'o7. He is the author of Nichols' Analytical Geometry and Nichols' Differential 
and Integral Calculus. Since 1903 he has been associated with the American Reporter 
International Railway Congress in scientific investigation. He is a member of the 
Virginia Geological Society and the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Educa- 
tion. He is also a member of the Committee of College Presidents, President of the 
National Association of Military Colleges, and a member of the State Geological 
Commission. During the World War he was Chairman of the Virginia Council of 
Defense, and during the period of the S. A. T. C. was commissioned a Major in the 
United States Engineer Corps. At the close of the war the Government presented 
him with a certificate in recognition of his capable services. Since 1907 he has been 
Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. 







Col. Huxter Pendleton 

M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry 

Born at Frederick Hall, Louisa County, Virginia, 
January 22, 1858. A student at Aspen Hill Acad- 
emy, Louisa County, 'ya-'ys. Entered LTniversity of 
Virginia, receiving degree of M.A. in '81. Post- 
graduate student in Chemistry at the University of 
Virginia, '82-'83, and in Chemistry and Mineralogy 
at the I'niversity of Gottingen, Germany, '83-'86, re- 
ceiving degree of Ph.D. from the latter. Instructor 
at Tufts College, Boston, '87-'89, resigning to become 
Professor of Natural Science at Bethany College, 
W. Va., '89-'90. Since 1890, Professor of Chemistry 
at V. M. L 

Col. Fr.axcis M.allory 


Professor of Physics 

Born August 15, 1868. Graduated from the Nor- 
folk Academy, '86. Entering V. M. L, he gradu- 
ated second in his class, with the degree of C. E., 
in 1889. Commandant and Professor of Mathe- 
matics at Fishburne Military Academy, 'Sg-'gi. 
Post Adjutant and Assistant Professor of Mathe- 
matics at V. M. L, '9i-'94. Resumed studies in 
Phvsics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at Johns Hop- 
kins University, '94-'97. Adjunct Professor of Phys- 
ics and Astronomy at V. M. L, '97-'99. Since 1899, 
Professor of Physics and in charge of Electrical 
Engineering at V. M. L 

Col. Hexry Clinton Ford 

.S., Ph.D. 

Professor of History 

Born December 12, 1867. Student V. P. I., Blacks- 
burg, Va., '84-'85. Entered V. M. I., graduating 
%\ith degree of B.S- and the rank of Cadet Adjutant. 
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Tac- 
tics, V. M. I., '89-'9o. Commandant of Cadets, 
Wentworth Military Academy, '9o-'93. Student at 
the I'niversity of Virginia, '93-'95, which conferred 
on him the degree of Ph.D. in '99. Colonel and 
Chief of Engineers on the Staff of the Governor of 
Virginia, '9S-'o2. Adjunct Professor of Latin and 
English at V. M. L, '99-'o2. Commandant of Ca- 
dets, 'o2-'o4. Head of the Department of Latin, 
English, and History until 1910, when with the ex- 
pansion of the Institute English was made a sepa- 
rate department, and 191 9, when the Department of 
Latin was formed. Since 1919 Head of the Depart- 
ment of History. Member of the State Board of 
Education, 'ii-'23. 


Col. John ]\Iercer Patton 

Professor of German 

First distinguished graduate V. M. I., 1880. As- 
sistant Professor of Mathematics, V. M. L, '8o-'82. 
Student at the I'niversity of Brussels and at Paris, 
Madrid, and Seville, '82-'86. Associate Professor of 
Modern Languages at the LTniversity of Indiana, 
'86. Taught at various other schools, '87-'o4. As- 
sistant Professor of Modern Languages at V. M. I. 
part of '04. Professor of Modern Languages, '04-' 15. 
Since 1919, when it was made a separate depart- 
ment. Professor of German. 



Col. Charles Wyatt Watts 

Professor of Mathematics 

Student Norfolk Academy, '86-'88. Graduated 
from V. M. I. fifth in his class, and Cadet Lieu- 
tenant, in '93. Instructor at the Danville Military 
Academy, 'g^-'g6. Assistant Professor of Mathe- 
matics at V. M. I., '96-'99, and promoted to Adjunct 
Professor of Mathematics in '99. Lieutenant-Coionel 
and Associate Professor of Mathematics, 'o8-'o9. 
Since 1909 Colonel and Professor of Mathematics at 
V. M. I. 


Col. William M. Hunley 

Professor of Economics and Political Science 

Received A.B. from Johns Hopkins University, 
'04. Postgraduate ^vork, Johns Hopkins, 'o6-'o8. 
Assistant Editor and Reporter for the Philadelphia 
Public Ledger, Washington Post and Baltimore Sun, 
'o8-'io. Assistant Professor of Political Science at 
the University of Virginia, 'io-'i4. Since 1914 Pro- 
fessor of Economics and Political Science at the 
V. M. I. Advisory Editor of the Virginia Journal 
of Education, Secretary of the University Commis- 
sion on Southern Race Questions, and the first execu- 
tive Secretary of the Virginia Council of Defense, 


Col. Thomas A. E. Moseley 
A.B., Ph.D. 

Professor of French and Spanish 

Born August 27, 1886. Received A.B. degree from 
Johns Hopkins University, '07, and Ph.D. degree 
from the same university in '15. Instructor in Mod- 
ern Languages at Princeton, 'ii-'i6. Professor of 
Romance Languages at Washington and Jefferson 
College, 'i6-'i9. Since September, 1919, Professor 
of Romance Languages at V. M. I. 

Col. Robert B. Poague 

Professor of Descriptii'e Geometry and Drauinff 

Born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, December 
5, i88i. Graduated from V- M. L in 1900, fourth 
in class. With the American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company and the Pennsylvania Railway. 
Commandant of Cadets at the Chamberlain-Hunt 
Academy, 'o2-'o3. Assistant Professor of Physics at 
V. M. L, 'o+; transferred to the Department of 
Drawing as an Adjunct Professor, 'o8-'i3. With 
Gulf and Ship Island Railway, 'o3-'o4. In charge 
of Summer Coaching School, 'o8-'i2. Associate Pro- 
fessor of Engineering, 'i3-'20. Since 1920, Colonel 
and Professor of Drawing and Descriptive Geom- 





Col. Albert B. Dockerv 

Major, Cavalry, U. S. A. 

Commandant of Cadets 

Born at Hernando, Miss., 1878. Cadet V. M. I., 
'95-'98; graduated U. S. M. A., '02. Served with 
Fifth Cavalry in Philippines, Hawaii and the South- 
west. Inspector-Instructor of Militia Ca\alry on 
Pacific Coast, 'i2-'i4. Served with Tenth Cavalry 
on Mexican Border and on Punitive Expedition, '15- 
'16. Major commanding First Squadron California 
Cavalry on Mexican Border, '16. Major of In- 
fantry, 'i 7-' 18. Lieut.-Col. of Infantry, '18. As- 
sistant Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Division (G-3), 
and at War College, '18. Commanding Fourth Cav- 
alry, '19. Since 1920, Professor of Military Science 
and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets at V. M. I. 

Col. George A. Derbyshire 

Lt., U. S. a.. Retired 
Executive Officer 

Graduated from V. M. I. in 1889 with rank of 
Cadet First Captain. Tactical Officer V. M. I., '99- 
'01. Served as Lieutenant with the Puerto Rico 
Regiment, being transferred to the Regular Army 
and serving in Puerto Rico and the Philippines. 
Retired from the Army in 1904. With Engineering 
Department of the New York Central Railway, '05- 
'15. Post Adjutant and Instructor in Mathematics, 
V. M. I., 'i5-'i7. Recalled to active service in '17 
and assigned as Professor of Military Science and 
Tactics and Commandant of Cadets at V. M. I. for 
the period of the War. Since 1919, Executive Offi- 
cer and Aide to the Superintendent. 


Col. RA-iMoxD E. Dixon 


Professor of English and Literature 

Ripon College, 'o5-'o7. University of Wisconsin, 
'o7-'o9 ; Summer Sessions, '09, '12, '20, '21. Univer- 
sity of Illinois, 'i4-'i6. A.B. from University of 
Wisconsin, '09, and A.M. in '13. Instructor in 
Rhetoric, l^niversity of Illinois, 'i3-'i6. Assistant 
Cashier Dalton (Wis.) State Bank, 'i6-'i9. Acting 
Head English Department V. M. I. February to 
June, 1919. Graduate nork in English and His- 
tory, University of Wisconsin, 'i9-'2o. Associate 
Professor of English and History V. M. I., '20-'2i. 
Professor of History and Literature and Head of the 
English Department, '2i-'22. Since, June, 1922, Pro- 
fessor of English and Literature. 





Col. Robert Scott Spillman 

Professor of Biology and Post Surgeon 

V. M. I. Class of 1893. University of New York; 
Bellevue Hospital Medical College, Class of '99. In 
Medical Corps during Spanish-American War. 
Medical Corps, Fifty-ninth Infantry, Fourth Divi- 
sion, A. E. F. Gassed in action on the Vesle River 
and in the Meuse-.'\rgonne drive. Cited and recom- 
mended for D. S. C. and for promotion. Since Sep- 
tember, 1921, Professor of Biologv and Post Surgeon 
V. M. I. 

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Lt.-Col. Stewart W. Anderson 

.Usociaie Professor of Electrical Engineering 

Graduated V. M. I., '08. Commandant Hill Mili- 
tary Academv. Electrical Engineer, Navy Depart- 
ment. Assistant Professor V. M. I-, 'i4-'i9- Com- 
missioned Second Lieutenant of Engineers June, '17; 
First Lieutenant, August, '17; Captain, August, '18. 
In France with 307th Engineers, St. Mihiel and 
Argonne drives. Since September. 1919, Adjunct 
Professor of Electrical Engineering V. M. L Pro- 
moted to Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Profes- 
sor, September, 1920. 

Lt.-Col. Samuel M. Millxer, Jr. 

B.S., M.A. 
Associate Professor of Modern Languages 

Graduated V. M. L as Cadet Lieutenant, '11. As- 
sistant Professor V. M. L, 'ii-'i4. Graduate stu- 
dent University of Wisconsin, 'i4-'i6. receiving de- 
gree of M.A. Adjunct Professor at V. M. L, '16- 
'17. First Fort Meyer Training Camp, '17. Com- 
missioned First Lieutenant of Field Artillery. Served 
with 314th Field Artillery at Camp Lee. Ordered 
overseas as Billeting Officer March i, 1918. Served 
in that capacitv until July, 1919. Adjunct Professor 
V. M. L, '19. Promoted to rank of Lieutenant- 
Colonel and Associate Professor of Modern Lan- 
guages, July, 1920. 


Lt.-Col. B. Davis Mayo 

Associate Professor of Mathematics 

Born at Shenandoah, Page County, Virginia, 1884. 
Entered V. M. I., graduating in 1909 third in 
his class. Instructor at Fishburne Military Acad- 
emy, '09-' 10. Assistant Professor of Engineering at 
V. M. I., 'io-'i7, teaching the branches of higher 
mathematics. Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, 
'i7-'20. Since 1920, Lieutenant-Colonel and Asso- 
ciate Professor of Mathematics. 

Lt.-Col. James A. Anderson 


Associate Professor of Civil Engineering 

First distinguished graduate V. M. I., Class of 
1 91 3. Instructor S. V. A., 'i3-'i4. Instructor V. M. 
I., 'i4-'i6- Student Cornell University, 'i6-'i7, re- 
ceiving degree of C.E. Captain Quartermaster 
Corps, Virginia National Guard, '17. Assistant 
Quartermaster Thirtieth Division in France and 
Belgium, May, 1917, to September, 1918. Assistant 
to Operation Officer, First Army Headquarters, Sep- 
tember, 1918, to January, 1919. Assistant to Admin- 
istration Officer Headquarters, Seventh Corps, Jan- 
uary, 1919, to July, 1919. Major, August i, 1918; 
Lieutenant-Colonel, April, 1919. Major and Ad- 
junct Professor of Engineering V. M. I., 'i9-'20. 
Since 1920, Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Pro- 
fessor of Engineering at V. M. I. 




Lt.-Col. George Lloyd Barton, Jr. 

M.A., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Latin and French 

Phi Beta Kappa, Raven, Bachelor and Master of 
Arts, University of Virginia. Instructor in Latin, 
University of Virginia, 'i2-'i6, and in Latin and 
Greek, 'i6-'i7. Civilian Instructor V. M. I., 'ifi-'iy. 
Major and Adjunct Professor of Latin and French, 
V. M. I., '19. Ph.D., University of Virginia, '20. 
Lieutenant-Colonel and Associate Professor of Latin 
and French since 1920. Since 1919 Secretary-Treas- 
urer V. M. I. Athletic Association. 


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Lt.-Col. Benjamix F. Crowson 

Associate Professor of Englisli 

Graduate of V. M. I., Class of '10. Commandant 
of Cadets, Millersburg Military Academy, Kentucky. 
Four years Assistant Professor V. M. I. Graduate 
student V. M. I. Special student University of 
Pennsylvania. Superintendent Charlotte Hall 
School, Maryland. Since September, 1920, Associate 
Professor of English V. M. I. 

Lt.-Col. Robert Lee Bates 

A.B., LL.B., A.M. 

Associate Professor of Psychology and PJiilosopliy 

Born November 7, 1886, at Middleway, W. Va. 
Graduated from West Virginia University in 1912 
with degree of LL.B. Graduated from Military 
Department of West Virginia University. In 1916 
received the degree of A.B. from West Virginia 
University. Later a student at Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity. High School Principal until 191 8. Com- 
missioned First Lieutenant, Psychology Service, U. S. 
Army. Later assigned to the Educational Service 
as Superintendent of Instruction at General Hospital 
No. 2. Student at Johns Hopkins University, receiv- 
ing degree of A.M. in 1920. Retained as Research 
Assistant in the Psychology Department of Johns 
Hopkins, '20-'2i. Adjunct Professor of Psychology 
V. M. I., '21 -'22. Since 1922 Associate Professor of 
Psychology and Philosophy. Member of the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Major Frank A. Grove 

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Military Science 

Graduated from V. M. I. 1912. Instructor at the 
Dublin Institute, 'i3-'i4. Assistant Professor V. M. 
I-, 'i4-'i6. Commissioned First Lieutenant of Field 
Artillery, U. S. A., August, 1917. Served fifteen 
months in France with the Fifteenth Field Artillery, 
Second Division, taking part in the operations 
around Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, the Aisne defen- 
sive, and the Aisne-Marne offensive. Commissioned 
Captain, August, 1918. Discharged at Camp Mc- 
Clellan, February, 1919. Since then Major and Ad- 
unct Professor of Physics at V. M. I. 






Major Henlev P. Boykin 

.IJjuncI Professor of Malheinatics and Military 
Science and Assistant Commandant 

Born at "Sunnvside," Southampton Count.v, Vir- 
ginia, 1891. Matriculated V. M. I., '09. Graduated 
V. M. 1., '12, degree of B.S. Assistant Professor of 
Mathematics' and Dra%ving, 'i2-'20. Second Lieu- 
tenant U. S. A., assigned to V. M. I. Students' Army 
Training Corps, '18. Major and Adjunct Professor 
of Mathematics and Drawing, '20. Assistant Com- 
mandant since September i, 1920. 


M.AjoR Sterling M. Heflin 


Adjunct Professor of Physics and Military Science 

Distinguished graduate of V. M. I., Class of '16, 
receiving Cincinnati Medal on graduation. As- 
sistant Commandant, Instructor in Mathematics, and 
Athletic Coach at Bingham Military School, N. C, 
'i6-'i7. Commissioned Captain of Infantry from 
First Fort Meyer Training Camp. Instructor at 
second Fort Meyer Training Camp, and promoted 
to Major of Infantry. Transferred to Central In- 
fantrv O. T. S., Camp McArthur, Texas. Appoi.ited 
Adjimct C. I. O. T. S. Resigned from Army, De- 
cember, 191 8. Assistant Professor of Physics V. M. 
I., second term, session 'i8-'i9. Oil business in 
Texas, 'i9-'20. Adjunct Professor of Physics V. M. 

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Major Hernando M. Read 

Adjunct Professor of English and History 

Born at Dallas, Texas, February 28, 1897. West 
Texas Military Academy, 'o8-'i2. Fourth distin- 
guished graduate, Class of '16, V. M. I. Instructor 
at Emerson Institute, Washington, D. C, September- 
November, '16. Assistant Professor of English, V. 
M. I., 'i6-'i8. Rejected at Officers' Training School 
on account of defective vision. Waived exemption 
and ^vas accepted in the service September 4, 1918. 
First Sergeant Twenty-fourth (later Fourth) Com- 
pany, 155th Depot Brigade, Camp Lee, Va., Sep- 
tember-December, '18. I'pon discharge from service 
resumed duties at V. M. I. Since July i, 1921, 
Major and Adjunct Professor of English and His- 

AIajor Robkrt J. Trixkle 

ildjunct Professor of Electrical Eritjincering 

Boin at Dublin, Virginia, October 5, 1893. At- 
tended Roanoke College, 'lo-'ii. Graduated V. M. I. 
in 1914, eighth in class, \vith degree of B.S. in Elec- 
trical Engineering. Graduate students' course Allis- 
Chalmers Elec. Manufacturing Co., 'i+-'i5. With 
DuPont Powder Company, 'i5-'i7. Commissioned 
Second Lieutenant from First Fort Meyer Training 
Camp, '17. Active service in U- S. A. in replace- 
ment and training centers. Camp Lee, Virginia, from 
August, '17, to May, '19. Discharged with rank of 
Captain, May, '19. Electrical engineering with 
Bethlehem Steel Company until July, '21. Assistant 
Professor of Electrical Engineering V. M. L, '2r-'23. 
Since 1922, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engi- 
neering, V. M. L 


Major J. A. B. Dillard 

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry 

Born February 5, 1896. Distinguished graduate 
V. M. L, Class of 1916. Chemist with the Commer- 
cial Acid Company, '16, and with the New Jersey 
Zinc Company, '17. Safety Engineer and Chemical 
Engineer, Aluminum Company of America, '2o-'2i. 
Chemical Engineer for the Southern Acid and Sul- 
phur Company and the Arkansas Preservative Com- 
pany, '21. First Lieutenant, Infantry, 34th and 97th 
Divisions, 'i8. Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
V. M. L, 'i9-'20. Acting Head of the Department 
of Geology and Mineralogy V. M. L, '21 -'22. Since 
September, 1922, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry 
and Head of the Department of Geology and Min- 
eralogy, V. M. L 





Assistant Professors 

Captain Robert A. Marr, Jr., B.S. 

Assislant Professor of Civil Enijinrering 



Captain T. F. Morton, A.B. 
Assistant Professor of Mat/iemalics 

Captain Leslie Womeldorf, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Modern Lan/juaijes 

Captain J. H. C. Mann, B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Matliemalics 

Captain R. C. Weaver, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Electrical Enijineeriyig 

Captain H. L. Watson, B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Clieinistry 

Captain L. S. Roberts, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Matliematics 

Captain A. H. Grahaai, B.S. 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

Captain M. G. Ramey, A.B. 

Assistant Professor of Eyiglisl) and History 



Captain W. S. Estes, B.S. 

Assistant Professor of Modern Langiiatjes 


Taps! Fades the light within the dead-gray walls 

As if a hundred eyes had closed in sleep. 
A bugle, crooning softly, calls and calls 

Upon the sky in brass. 
The dark drops close, and dream-filled breezes ward 
The absent flags of day. The damp dews weep 
From out the sky, and night stands tireless guard 
Until the moon shall pass. 

Tide-full of lives whose quest for dream-of-dreams 

Has yet to reach its flood, heart-whole in all 
We live. Death shall not bend to us, it seems 

While Jrasliingion shall stand! 
A smybol stamped upon the horizon 

In bronze, deep-scored by memory's light you call- 
Our Patron, give to us thy benison 

From out a lavish hand. 

J. D. H., '23. 


Civil Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 

Liberal Arts 

Department of Civil Engineering 

Colonel Robert B. Poague 

Lieutenant-Colonel James A. Anderson 

Captain Robert A. Marr, Jr. 

J. H. Adams 

B. P. Bailey, Jr. 

J. M. Baxter 

S. F. Blain 

R. D. BuDD, Jr. 

R. B. Archer 
K. V. Atwell 
F. W. Bailey 
J. R. Baird 
E. S. Baughn 
J. F. Baya 
R. C. Brower 

First Class 

B. L. Clarke, Jr. 
J. \V. Caldwell 
A. G. Franklin 
E. C. Franklin 
M. R. GooDE 
R. G. Hunt 

Second Class 

R. F. Buchanan 
J. C. Causey, Jr. 
A. L. Chapin 
M. H. Doty 
W. Faulkner 
T. J. Garrett 
R. H. Knox 
H. B. McColgan 

P. C. Keesee 

B. E. Morriss 

C. L. Parker 

T. H. Robertson, Jr. 


T. D. Shiels 

A. J. Major 
R. D. Palmer 
T. O. Rice 
F. L. Thompcon 
J. E. Woodfin 
R. C. Yates 
E. B. Yost 



Department of Electrical Engineering 

Colonel Francis Mallorv 

llentenant-colonel stewart w. anderson 

Major Sterling M. Heflin 

Major Robert J. Trinkle 

First Class 

G. L. Agnor 
R. Alexander, Jr. 
H. B. Barrow 
A. W. Belden, Jr. 
T. A. Brame 
A. S. Brigcs 
J. H. Coleman 
S. B. Coleman 
J. L. Clarkson 
S. S. Cooke, Jr. 
J. W. Cure, Jr. 

J. C. Davenport 

E. P. Dillon 
S. P. Foster 

R. L. Gatewood 


W. R. Harrison 
C. A. Johnson 

F. W. Jones 

G. T. Miller 
E. D. Peterson 
R. H. Pretlow 

G. L. Robertson 

A. C. Schmidt 


E. C. Thompson 

B. N. Thornton 
A. E. Turner 
T. H. Vaden 

R. W. Withers 
E. M. Williams 
J. E. Woodward 
M. N. Yarborough 

Second Class 

A. H. Adkins 
J. Baird 
L. E. Burgess 
W. E. Coleman 
O. L. Denton 
C. F. Feast, Jr. 

E. C. Ferguson 

F. I. Gregory 

W. H. Hassinger 
H. N. Henry 
R. A. Keely 
J. B. Lacy . 
R. P. Leonard 
F. R. Malone 
H. T. NicoLCON 


C. F. Redd 
F. M. Sherry 
P. B. Stovin 
J. B. Taylor 
C. M. Thomas 
R. K. Waring 
J. M. Yates 
F. W. Yates 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

Colonel Hunter Pendleton 

Major James A. B. Dillard 

Captain Harry L. Watson 

Captain Andrew H. Graham 

Captain Welford S. Estes 

First Class 

J. L. Barrow 
E. R. Brown 
E. H. Cunningham 
R. L. Davis 
E. A. Durham 

T. U. Dudley, Jr. 

C. A. Farwell 
A. T. Gwathmey 
J. H. Kyle 

D. L. MacGregor 

F. C. Maloney, Jr. 

G. A. Penniman 
E. R. Plowden 
W. C. Shorter 


Second Class 

J. G. Bickford 
C. D. Briggs 
P. D. Camp 

S. Letcher 
E. W. Link 
W. C. Noell 
T. L. Nolan 

C. Ruffner 
M. C. Trundle 
J. W. Watts, Jr. 



Department of Liberal Arts 

Colonel Henry C. Ford Colonel William M. Hunlev Colonel Raymond E. Dixon 

Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin F. Cro.vson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert L. Bates 

Major Hernando M. Read Major John E. Townes 

First Class 

E. L. Akers, Jr. 
C. J. Chappell, Jr. 
H. P. Costolo 
L. L. Daube 
L. T. Derryberry 
P. P. Goodman 
J. DeW. Hankins 
S. G. Harriss, Jr. 

C. J. Hart 
E. C. Ivey, Jr. 
J. R. Jackson 

W. F. J0NE3 

E. H. JOYNER, Jr. 
C. P. Light, Jr. 
E. C. McMillan 
J. W. Mason, Jr. 
B. P. Mays 

J. A. Mitchell 
W. F. Moore 
T. P. Morgan 
F. M. Page 
H. W. Porter 
T. V. Porter 
F. P. Prince 
C. L. Polk 
L. H. Ryland 

T. H. Spindle 


B. B. Stone 
R. A. Turner 

M. D. Winchester 

C. S. Ramsey 

W. H. Shervin, Jr. 
M. M. Pettyjohn 

Second Class 

F. C. Alworth 
F. H. Bagby 
C. S. Carstens 
E. O. Chaudoin 
W. W. Couch 
C. O. Drennan 
J. F. East 
J. P. Edmondson 


R. E. Hawkes 


W. L Jordan 
M. B. King 

C. W. Lewis 
R. Lowe 

W. D. C. Lucy 
S. R. Marshall 
R. D. Mead 
G. H. Miller 

D. D. Moses 


J. M. Osnato 
C. M. Pace 
H. H. Page 
E. B. Ryder 
W. B. Ryland 
T. H. Saunders 
A. B. Scott 
C. S. Semans 
C. L. Shelley 
R. j. Siewert 
W. Simpson 

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J. L. Sims 

A. N. Smith 

C. Smith 

J. Stevens 

R. G. Stokes 

R. L. Sullenberger 

R. S. Terry 

L. Timberlake 

R. L. Wallace 

J. A. Washington 



First Class 

Colors: Red and Black 

Class Officers 

Robert Gordon Hunt President 

Jesse Walters Caldwell P'ice-Presidenl 

Hal Costolo Historian 





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James Hardwicke Adaisis, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Red," "Ah," "Adaa" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball. 
■■F." Second Class: Private Company "F" ; Corn Club; A. S. C. 
Comedy Club; Marshal Final Ball. Fii-st Class; Private Company 
Squad; Marshal Final German. 

"When duty whispers low 'Thou must,' 

A. S. C. B. ; Polo 


iith repli( 

We are attempting to introduce to you one of the brightest rays in our catalogue 
of sunspots. As a "rat," curious as to what being an old cadet was like, "Red" 
formed the habit of visiting during call to quarters, and that, as everyone knows, "is 
bad for the V. M. I. 'keydet.' " Not getting enough kick out of this, he "ran the 
block" to go to Washington and Lee hops and see his roommate's "calic," staging a 
little track meet with Captain "Cosine" Nichols on the return trip. 

Becoming a typical trifling Third Classman, "Red" carried on with such small 
matters as pulling a month's solid "max" on Analytics out of the fire in order to 
make a Christmas furlough, joining the Cavalry, and going to the hops when on the 
sick list with all duty. He likewise showed consistent liking for our neighboring 
college's social affairs by being one of the two to attend her Fancy Dress Ball — sub 
rosa. Not satisfied, he assisted in the attempt to decorate the flag pole with "Hard 
Boy" McCuiston's remains when '23 threw eight bombs on a certain day when the 
latter was O. D. 

Since those palmy days he has helped make bridge the national indoor sport, 
pulled off a fireworks celebration that was good for an extra week's furlough one 
Christmas on account of injuries sustained, repeated at the Fancy Dress, got caught, 
and "crossed over the river to rest in the shade of the Bridge Structure" of Civil 
Engineering. A First Classman, "Red" is the same good-natured trifler, as well liked 
as he is well known — and it would be hard not to know him. Having a brother who 
graduated in '20, and another now in '26, it may be said that "Hardwicke" may 
come and "Hardwicke" may go, but Adams goes on forever. Luck to you, "Red!" 
"Don't mind a little thing like that, be a sunbeam." 


Eugene Lynch Akers, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"lean" "Ookey" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Lynchburg Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"A"; Lynchburg Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company "A"; Lynchburg Club; Corn 
Club; R. B. P. D. ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "A"; A. P. S. A.; 
V. M. I. S. S. & C. ; Literary Society; Methodist Church Club; Lynchburg Club; Marshal 
Final German. 

"The mildest manner with bravest minrl." 

The grasshoppers were having their Final Hop one breezy September morn about 
four years ago, when the sap of ambition stirred in one gentleman of leisure from 
that "merrie towne" of Lynchburg-on-the-sky-line. Above is that same specimen of 
laissez-faire, one "Ookey" Akers, by all of whose six and one-twelfth feet of longi- 
tude we'll swear forever. And so he came and saw, did "Ook" ; we will pass over 
the "conquered." After a year made up of some three hundred centuries of twenty- 
four hours each, finals came, and the "newly-made" returned for a flying trip to the 
pioud city of his birth, storing up "hard guy" instincts necessary to a Mean Third 
Classman. As such he is said to have been as hard as the cobblestones upon the 
streets of Lynchburg, at the same time being the reigning potentate of the second 
squad in "A" Company. A Second Classman, he took to the cultured clan of Liberal 
Artists, and daily may he be seen reclining upon a lounge in the library, at peace 
with the world. 

"Jean" has always been a comfortable sort of man to be with. Being even- 
balanced himself, he doesn't put in his time trying to upset one's ideas, but keeps 
his counsel and takes his mind from no man. And when he sets his shoulder to a 
job something is bound to move. To V. M- L and '23 he will ever be a friend to 
be respected and admired, and to the world — a leader of men. 

"That's one time I was too quick for assembly." 









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Robert Alexander, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Alee," "Bob," "Abdul" 

•■; Track Squad: Yankee Club. Third Class: Corporal 
nkee Club, Second Class: Color Sergeant; Ring Com- 
mittee; V. V.'s; ^Vrestling Squafl; Track .Squad; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Company "A"; Scrub Football; Wrestling Squad; Track .Squad; V. M. I. S. S. & C. ; 
Yankee Club; Marshal Final German. 

"In arguing Alexander owned his skill, 
For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still." 

Not looking before he leaped nor taking too much for granted, another mem- 
ber of '23 joined us to take what might come along. The M. T. C.'s in their 
reception were all that they should be, and "Alec" soon entered on a term as a 
perfect "rat." His foot slipped once or twice, but a little persuasion on the part of 
some earnest corporals did wonders — even to the extent of chevrons at finals. 

Trying to do a lot of things at once made him one of the unfortunates at Christ- 
mas. However, he escaped the influence of "Buddy" Chappell and emerged at 
finals with a little more gold. At the beginning of his Second Class year amperes 
and volts had a strange lure, and another engineer cursed his lack of hay. After 
midyears he became the envy of the section by being offered an approved permit to 
transfer to Liberal Arts, and probably broke "Piggy's" heart by not accepting. 

Hard luck has kept "Bob" from carrying on a bright prep school athletic record, 
much to his and our disgust. The "calic" do not seem to bother him very much, but 
we have seen him cast his eyes at a certain picture. He says he is going to settle 

down, so . "Bob" is one who knows v\hen to work and when to play, two things 

that make for success, and we hope he comes through as he should. We like him for 
many reasons and wish him all the luck in the world. Whenever we see him we'll 
know that a real friend is around. 

"I'll have to cut out all this foolishness." 







"Ben" entered old V. M. I. with the rest of us, back in the hazy da\s of September, 
1919. He got through the "rat" year like the rest of us, praying for Finals to come. 

He had his experience holding the reins of authority as the sergeant but decided 
to cast his lot with the privates after mid-year makeovers. "B. P." chose Civil En- 
gineering under "Oley" Anderson — and thereby a life of hard work. He was always 
noted for his slow speaking, but this has been with him since a child and can't be 

As a "hound" "Ben" was fair; he could be counted on to attend all the hops, al- 
though his heart might be out West in the safe-keeping of some fair damsel. 

"Ben" intends to become an Architect after more studying at the University of 

However, as there are no reveilles nor Friday Afternoon Drills down there, he 
have a wonderful time planning houses and other buildings. 

The class wishes you all kinds of luck, "Ben," feeling sure of the success you will 
gain after you leave your old Alma Mater. 


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Henry Bexnett Barrow, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Cousin Sloppy," "Sloppy" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D." Third Class: Corporal Company "D." Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "D"; Company Rifle Team; Polo Association; Varsity Polo Squad; Corn 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. Tirst Class: Lieutenant Company "D"; Manager Polo Associa- 
tion; Captain Polo Team; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

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Who would have thought that this once meek looking "rat" would blossom out as 
an efficient First Lieutenant? So it has come to pass. Hard work during his "rat" year 
won Henry Bennett Barrow those much-coveted Corporal's chevrons, and harder 
work the next year moved them up, while now the gold has reached his shoulders. 
His success in the military line is not a surprise, for he has attended three National 
Guard camps and already holds a commission as First Lieutenant in Uncle Sam's 

"Sloppy" shines in other things besides military; all during his Second Class 
year he wore gold stars on his sleeves, and almost every night the rest of us poor 
mortals were disturbed by Electrical Engineers seeking his aid on many problems, 
as his willing heart is always ready to help a less fortunate classmate. We are all 
pulling for him to be listed as a Distinguished Graduate of the Class of '23. 

When polo was introduced at V. M. I. "Sloppy" became one of its most earnest 
supporters. He journeyed to Camp Dix to show the officers there how the game 
ought to be played, and he is now an officer of the Association and Manager of the 

Bennett is ever a diligent Electrical Engineer and a worthy disciple of "Pussy- 
foot," but many of us think that his love for military will lead him into the Army. 
Wherever he may roam, his earnestness, his strength of character, his consistency, 
and his never-say-die spirit will put the name of Barrow in the Hall of Fame. 

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James Lewis Barrow, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Jl'liistle," "Pete," "Peter," "Jimmy" 

Fonrtll Class: Private Company "D" ; Piedmont Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"C"; Piedmont Club. Second Class: Private Company "C" ; Company Rifle Team; R. B. 
F. D. ; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"; President 
P.edmont Club; Methodist Church Club; Literary Society; V. M. I. S. S. & C. ; Company 
Rifle Team; Marshal Final German. 

yet by tiine completely silvered o'e 
past the bounds of freakish youth." 

"Peter" hails from the good old Virginia borough of Blackstone, and claims to 
be the most famous representative since Chief Pawnticket hocked the early colonists 
to the Bathrobe Indians. 

Many are his goodly qualities, and many are his bad. "Jimmie's" fascination 
for the simpler sex is not by any means entirely due to his having the only asbestos 
hair in barracks, for many fair mam'selles will swear that he knows his berries 
many times over and over, both in Blackstone and in Lexington. His line would 
have held up the Lusitania while it was sinking, and might be used for an ocean 
cable if it were composed of wire rather than hot air. 

Most unfortunately, he has a spark of genius in his diminutive brain, and, like 
many such geniuses, disdains idleness. At times, however, when not engaged in the 
perusal of La J'ie Parisienne, or other examples of our modern literature, he may be 
seen, lost to the world, under a mountain of letters, which exude all the varieties of 
perfume known to the Beau Brummelistic world. Then we know that "Peter" is 
adding one more to his long list of conquests. 

"Whistle" demonstrates a wicked blackboard in his chosen couse of Chemical 
Engineering, and manipulates a dizzy molecule at all times. In fact, he likes the 
sport so much that he has spent in times past six summer weeks at Rockbridge Baths 
in order to become more proficient along those lines. 

We are sure that the world will hear from this young man, for his strength of 
character, supported by his willingness to work, prophesy for him the career of a 
celebrity and a valiant supporter of V. M. I. 

"Someone is holding out on my special." 



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John Matthews Baxter, B.S. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1919. 

"John," "Minnie," "J. M." 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B'; Washington Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"B"; Wasliington Club. Second Class: Private Company "B"; Wrestling Squad; A. S. 
C. E.; Washington Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "B" ; 
Wrestling Squad; Track Squad; Literary Society; Washington Club; A. S. C. E. : Mar- 
shal Final German. 

"Attempt the end and never stand to doubt; 
Nothing's so hard, but search -will find it out." 

In the fall of 1919 John arrived at the Institute and received his first lessons in 
"finning out." The next year, having neathered the hardships of "rathood," he came 
back to try the life of the "old cadet." He got the habit and has been a "keydet" 
ever since. He couldn't even stand life away from the old Institute for the full period 
of the summer furlough, so he came back twice to Summer School (ask the ridge-pole, 
it knows). 

His Second Class year might be said to have been the most eventful of the four 
for John. It was in that year that he gave up the pleasures of "hay" for the prob- 
lems of Civil Engineering. It was also in this vear that he received his first pro- 
posal of marriage. It was from Minnehaha, last of her race, and pride of the side- 
show at the Fair. She was a perfect thirty-six (in height), and though she jilted 
him a few days after the proposal, when the show left town, "Minnie," as he was 
thereafter called, still said there was no other like her. We hope not, anyway! 
Even though he was Jilted, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he is attractive 
to the ladies, since he was picked out of the entire battalion. "Minnie" has now- 
pursued to its lair the elusive "dip," and his four years are ended. 

Now that his "keydet" days are over, armed with the sheepskin, John journeys 
forth to wrest his living from a cruel world. We wish him success, and we 
know he will win it, if work and perseverance count. 



Arthur William Belden, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

Fourth Class: Priv 
Private Company " 
pany "A": Drama 

te Company 

i.": Dramatic 

ic Club; Ten 

hal Pinal Ball. First Clas! 

"Art," "Deener" 

"B": Dramatic Club: North Carolina Club. Thii-d Class 
Club: North Carolina Club. Second Class: Private Com 
lis Squad; Company Rifle Team; North Carolina Club 
i: Private Company "A"; Tennis Squad; Company Rifl( 

A. I. E. E. ; North Carolina Club; Marshal Final German 

When Arthur William Belden first reached barracks the sun \vas setting behind 
old House Mountain, and he has continued to watch the self-same sun set for four 
long years. During the first year he went through it all with the rest of his "brother 
rats," and returned as an old cadet to show the next class how it should be done. 

"Art" missed his calling when he took Electrical Engineering instead of Liberal 
Arts, as many of his female associates will tell you what a potent line he has. How- 
ever, it really does not make much difference, as he could succeed in anything. 

Fortunately or unfortunately "Art" is gifted with admirable ability along dra- 
matic lines, and he has made many trips to nearby female institutions of learning. 
In these schools he has had ample opportunity to exercise this same line, and it is 
believed that many of the inmates have fallen for it. 

"Art" has done well in Electrical Engineering, and it is expected that he w 
make quite a success along this course of endeavor, provided, of course, that he does 
not respond to the call of the footlights. 

■■Good-bye g-irls, I'm through." 







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Stanton Forman Blain_, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 


Fourth Class: Private Company "D." Thii-d Class: Corporal Company "C" ; Valley of 
Virginia Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company ■'D"; A. S. C. E.; Valley of Virginia 
Club; Marshal Pinal Ball, lirst Class: Private Company "D"; A. S. C. E. ; Local Lads' 
Club; Marshal Final German. 

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It is an adventurous spirit who dares to brave the terrors of "ratdom," knowing 
full well the system and consequences. But such was Stanton Blain. Though living 
in Lexington, and acquainted even intimately with barracks life, he set out on his 
rugged four years with high hopes, fully reconciled to whatever the future might 
hold in store. 

His "rat" year having passed, he started on the uphill grade of a Third Classman. 
Before many weeks had passed the Commandant recognized his sterling qualities as 
a military man, and burdened him with a corporalcy. In spite of this fact, he walked 
Special Guard with the rest of his "brother rats" during the inevitable period of 
Third Class Bolshevism. 

Back again as a Second Classman and a high ranking sergeant, he seemed a 
changed man, the cause as yet being unknown. Not finding Electrical Engineering 
in accordance with his needs, he switched to Civil soon after Christmas. Even this 
seemed not to satisfy him, but he struggled bravely on. He suffered with the artillery 
and infantry units at Edgewood for six weeks with the rest of us, and concluded 
an otherwise successful summer by making a certain little town near Lexington his 
headquarters the greater part of the time. 

His First Class year has been successful, with the exception of five of the five 
necessary subjects, upon which he is still doubtful. Blain's success in life is assured, 
for he has the ability to make friends and to hold them. We predict a glorious and 
successful career for him, and we hope some day to gaze on his marvelous feats of 

"No, I'm not going to play bridge tonight — have to write a letter." 

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Terrell Alexaxder Brame, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"T," "Terrible" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B": Company Baseball; Mississippi Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "E"; Company Baseball: Secretary-Treasurer Mississippi Club. Sec- 
ond Class: Private Company "E" ; Vice-President Mississippi-Tennessee Club; Company 
Baseball; Polo Squad; Corn Club; Marshal Final Ball, lirst Class: Private Company 
"A"; Polo Team: Mississippi-Tennessee Club; Company Baseball; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal 
Final German, 


than I 

■d, but I do not be 

If everyone in the world had the face and bearing of a Grecian god there would 
be hardly any particular use in looking like one. But since it happens that such 
men are rarely found, we indulge, along with the reader, in particular pleasure as 
we present the above, with this caution — he is not a Cireek. 

As a very newly "keydet" out, "T" realized the sole ambition of such, which is 
to erase himself entirely from the thsughts of the Third Class, though they do say 
he used to drape a wicked dike. The ne.\t year he wore the chevrons of a high- 
ranking Corporal, although upholding the traditions of the hell-bustin' Third Class- 
men sometimes caused him momentary embarrassments. Some blue-e\ed sub-deb 
once told us that he was fast, and we finally agreed with her, when we watched 
him on the cinder path. The best of us give up in despair when we see "T" perform 
in Jackson Hall, while we feel like a young diploducus as he shakes a limbo in 
drastic style. 

"Auf Wiedersehen" and "Au demain" to him, and we are sure that the game 
of life he plays will be one of those heady, strong-heart, ascending ones that end 
only on the pinnacle of great success because there is no higher to climb. 

■■Hike! Coming through!" 


Albert Sidney Briggs, 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Sid," "Newsy," "Pridney" 

Fourth Class: 
Class: Corpoi-f 
S-^rgeant Company 
Class: P: 




te Company "A" : Episcopal Ch 
pany "A"; Episcopal Church Choir; Richr 
A"; Art Editor '■Bullef; Richmond Club; 
Company "A"; Art Editor "Bomb"; Secretary A. I. E 
al German. 

"His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand 
His manners were gentle, compliant, and blan 

chmond Club. Third 
Club. Second Class: 

hal Final Ball. First 
. E.; Richmond Club; 

This lad with the Canine cast of countenance is another product of the "City on 
the James." Like most Richmonders, "Newsy" is an able advocate of the charms, 
mostly feminine, of his native city. He is neither selfish nor self-centered, his main 
Interests centering in his younger brother. His ideals have been many and varied 
since his advent into the Corps, and, much to his credit, he has realized most of 

In his "rathood" days his main ambition was to become successor to the last 
Jsckson Hope medalist, and he seemed well started on the path to success, having 
won an academic stand among the first of us, when he decided that the all-around 
man mixes knowledge with practice. In his Third and Second Class years he won 
the much coveted Chevrons, which well fulfilled his ambition. 

The summer leave before his First Class stretch was a turning-point in his life. 
His heart was captured by a certain fair damsel up the Valley. This set at naught 
the prevalent rumors that he had left Cupid in Richmond, which had hitherto been 
accepted by his fellow Cadets, due to the numerous "hound sheets" received from 
that city. 

"Newsy" has not allowed his social activities to interfere with his other duties, 
however, and in many other lines he has enjoyed equal success. As Art Editor of 
the Bomb, his work has been of the highest calibre, and to him is due much of the 
credit for the success of this publication. 

Always prominent in both academic and military circles, Sidney's many friends 
testify to his attractive personality and good-fellowship. When he is heard from in 
later life we will know that his success has been due to the perseverance and deter- 
mination which have characterized his career as a member of '23. 
"Plenty eood! Hot stuff! Give 'em rest!" 


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Edwin Rice Brown, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Ed," "Brownie," "Private Lily of the Stable Guards" 

Third ClaS!^: Private Company •'B": 

Polo Association: Texas Club; Mar- 

"; "Outrage" Staff; Literarj- Society; 

;he mother of invention." 


Fourth Class: Private Company "B" ; Texas Club. 
Texas Club. Second Class: Private Company "B" 
shal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "I 
Texas Club; Marshal Final German. 

"Art imitates nature, and necessity i 

One bright September morning this Texas prodigy walked blithely through 
Washington Arch. The cheers and well wishes of the entire populace of Deer Park 
were resounding in his ears, but he was soon "finning out" with the rest of old '23, 
firmly believing that all's well that ends well (though he doubted if he would ever 
see the end). 

"Ed" has a keen sense of humor, and, being quite a cartoonist, the bulletin boards 
were always full of his unchronicled barracks history. However, his sense of humor 
was not confined to cadets, for on one occasion "Ole Nick" was required to throw 
away his cigar in the courtyard. Aside from this, "Ed" has never departed from 
the realm of rational conservatism, except once when he dived off the fourth stoop 
while suffering various optical illusions and delusions. 

"Brownie" elected to become a disciple of the H2S creed, and the pursuit of the 
elusive ion seems to hold him like a spell, though at unguarded moments he has been 
heard to express the belief that he would have done well in Liberal Arts. We feel 
sure that that doubt is due to modesty, and, if he sticks with his profession, success 
awaits him at the end of the road. 

"Oh no, Budd! Fifth rev hasn't gone! "We're all just getting up early for our daily 


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Robert Dunn Budd, Jr., B.S. 
petersburg, virginia 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Bud," "Buddy," "Judge" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D" ; Gym Team. Third Class: Private Company 
Gym Team. Second Class: Private Company "D"; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final Ball. Private Company "D"; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final Ge 

Robert, as a rat, while not being immune from attention, succeeded in getting by 
b''tter than the majority of his classmates, due to the fact that the two "Red Perils' of 
the year were from his own home town. However, he spent his spare fifteen minutes 
everv da}' in hard study, and evenlualh' became a Third Classman with the rest of us. 

As a Third Classman, he was "boned," segregated, and unjustly accused — like 
the majority of us — but even in that year of indiscretion he showed signs of the 
seriousness and conservation that is affected by upperclassmen. 

In his Second Class year he was given an opportunity to apply himself to his 
studies, with the result that his "stands" rose in all subjects, and stars began to shine 
in the distance. Though he didn't make the stars, he did make the First Class. 
And having found out what he could do in the academic line, he plans to rival 
"Birdie" Girand in "maxes" this year. 

Interested in all athletics, "Buddy" has tried hard at those in which he is best: 
Gym work, polo, boxing, wrestling, and dancing. Strange to say, with the least 
chance for practice, he shows a high proficiency in the latter, and at every hop he 
tries to import at least one of the fairest. His successes in this line are our satis- 

Since he has chosen Civil Engineering for a vocation, it has gained a valuable 
member, and we wish him every success. 

"What the hell do I care?" 


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Jesse Walters Caldwell, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 
"Runt," "Chas," "Jess" 
Fourth Class: Private Company "B"; "Vice-President Class; Scrub Football; Scrub Base- 
ball; Southwest Virginia Club. Third Class: Corporal Company "B"; Vice-President 
Class; Scrub Football; Scrub Baseball; Hop Committee; Southwest Virginia Club. Sec- 
ond Class: Supply Sergeant Company "E"; Vice-President Class; Captain Scrub Football 
Team; Assistant Manager Baseball; Athletic Editor "BuUef; Vice-President A. S. C. E. ; 
Polo Squad; Vice-President Southwest Virginia Club; Hop Committee: Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class: Lieutenant Company "F"; Vice-President Class; Scrub Football; Varsity Polo; 
Assistant Leader Final German; Editor-in-Chief "Cadef; Athletic Editor "Bomb"; Pres- 
ident A. S. C. B. ; President Southwest Virginia Club; Vice-President Hop Committee. 
"The foe may harass, but can ne'er surprise. 
Or over him ignoble conquest win." 

Ever since his arrival on that never-to-be-forgotten morn, Caldwell has been 
climbing, climbing, toward the goal of success in every phase of Cadet life. In his 
Rat year "Runt" was among the first to appear on the Hill in response to the coaches' 
call for football material, and later captained the best Junior Varsity V. M. I. ever 
turned out. 

Little "Chas's" personality soon asserted itself, for even while he was yet a 
lowly rodent, he was elected Vice-President of his class. He has been re-elected to 
this office three times. This honor is second to but one at the Institute, that of 
Class President. 

Gold lace appealing to his eye, "Runt" acquired for himself the much coveted 
chevrons: Corporal, Quartermaster-Sergeant, and Lieutenant. What more could be 
desired? An athlete, an officer, a class leader! 

Still "Chas" was ambitious. He chose to follow Civil Engineering, and in this 
course also has made good. Wishing to show that he was not a narrow-minded engi- 
neer, he decided to turn some of his surplus energy into literary channels, and we find 
him in his First Class year Editor-in-Chief of Tlie Cadet. "Chas" is at every Hop, 
and because of his recognized ability as a social leader he was chosen Assistant Leader 
of the Final German. 

In bidding good-bye to "Chas" irt June, V. M. I. loses a true son; the type of 
man of which she is proud. A faithful roommate! A sincere friend! A loyal son 
of his Alma Mater! 

May good luck remain with you always, "Chas." You have succeeded in this, 
your first enterprise in life, and may the remainder be as successful. Let it be said: 
"He fought a good fight, he kept the faith, he finished the course!" 
"Off me. Fat Boy!" 

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Clarence Joseph ChappelLj Jr., A.B. 


Fourth Class: Private Company "C"; Georgia Club. Third Class: Corporal Com 
Secretary Georgia Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company "E"; Company R 
Assistant Stage Manager Dramatic Club; Comedy Club; Georgia Club; Man 
Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"'; Manager Baseball Team; Athleti 
Stage Manager Dramatic Club; A. P. S. A.; Georgia Club; Marshal Final Germ 

pany " 
ifle Te 
5hal F 

The red clay hills of Georgia, where they raise water melons, peaches, and race 
riots, is "Home, Sweet Home" to this friend of ours. He back-tracked into Lexing- 
ington one September forenoon in 1919, and before an hour had passed he started 
"The Great Adventure" with some two hundred-odd "brother rats." As a "rat" he 
earned the reputation of being able to drag in his chin further than any man in 
barracks, and you could always tell him by the mahogany-finished shine on his 
number 7's. In his Third Class year, "Buddy" got a corporal on the first set of ap- 
pointments, and went up to "E" Company to pose as a rising military genius for 
two years. 

"J5uddy's" fame as a member of the Bulgarian Souphound Fraternity is "right out 
there." Through four long years he has never missed a hop, and he may be seen 
anywhere on the floor, exercising a nasty shin at all times. "Chip" has demonstrated 
that he is no mean man on the mat, and he will always be able to double for Lionel 
Strongfort in case he gets hard up for a job. The "Daily-Dope-Drops" that he hands 
to the professors in Liberal Arts shows a mean knack of slinging the English Lan- 
guage for a fall. 

Passing out of the arch this June for the last time, a "keydet" who wore the 
gray, we know that, wherever we may find him, "Buddy" will always be in reality 
a "keydet": one of those who possesses only the qualities of a man and a gentleman. 

"Say, telluh!" 



Byrom Lewis Clarke, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1 901. Matriculated 1920. 

"B," "Dumhcll," "Monk" 

Third Class: Private Company "F': Comi 
Club; Scrub Football. Second Class: Ser 
Yankee Club: Company Kifle Team; Galle 
ball. First Class: Private Company ■'F"; 
Track Squad; Marshal Final German. 

any Rifle Team; Gallery Rifle Team; Y'ankee 
reant Company "F"; A. S. C. E. ; Corn Club; 
ry Rifle Team; Scrub Football; Marshal Final 
A. S. C. E. ; All Stars; Gallery Rifle Team; 

"Of manners gentle, of affectic 
In wit a man, simplicity a ct 


Having thoroughly digested the countenance betrayed above, one naturally thinks 
of Gav\ain the Green Knight, Philip of Macedon, and border uprisings. And as 
the Gentleman of the Portrait may be in future life one or all of these, it is a distinct 
surprise to learn that he is at present a sedate Civil Engineer. 

"B" is a canny worker on the gym floor, while per R. F. D. he puts De- 
mosthenes and Romeo in the deadly nightshade. He arrived in Lexington at the 
beginning of '23's Third Class year, and in less than a day became known for his 
scads of knowledge in Chemistry, being able to fuss the wily molecule and repeat 
pages from memory concerning Ionic Equilibrium. He came into the Second Class 
a high ranking line sergeant and a side-kick of Civil Engineering. I'p to the present 
time he holds the record in the Corps of the Ungreased Slide Rule Handicap, his 
beloved Professor "Pick" Marr being his only rival. In athletics he has striven on 
"T-B." Heflin's scrubs, and credit is rightly due him for his performance. His ever- 
present cheerfulness makes him a pleasant companion at all times, and his wise 
cracks are more numerous than Sir John Falstaff's ever hoped to be. He is never 
too busy to have a moment to spare for the other fellow, and always sufficiently 
diligent to inspire the respect of his fellow-cadets and professors. We predict for 
you, Byrom, a brilliant career, lighted by the flashes of your own wit and your 
infinile capacities for humor. 

"They all look good 

far away. 



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James Lewis Clarkson, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Duck," "Quack," "Jim" 

Fourtli Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; A. M. A. Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "A"; Scrub Football: Company Baseball; Secretary A. M. A. Club; 
Hop Committee. Second Class: First Sergeant Company "A"; Scrub Football; Company 

Baseball; Hop Committee; Finance Cor 
Manager Football; Marshal Final Ball, 
ball; Company Baseball; Polo Associati 
mittee; Finance Committee; A. I. E. B. 

Vice-President A. M. A. Club; Assistant 
First Class: Captain Company "A"; Scrub Foot- 
on; Manager Scrub Basketball Team; Hop Com- 
President A. M. A. Club; Marshal Final German. 

the soldi' 

life to have his balmy slumber waked with strife." 

Very early one September morning in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and 
nineteen another "Rat" ^vas escorted into the main arch and became a son of V. M. I. 
After being introduced to the various requirements of "Rat" life, he spent the re- 
mainder of that year in hard work. His reward was a pair of chevrons which ad- 
mitted him to the ranks of the envied Corporals. 

In his Second Class year "Duck" decided to follow the flow of the elusive current 
and became a disciple of the dynamo. But alas! the spark of love in his heart short- 
circuited the flow of electricity through his head, so after Camp he spent the re- 
mainder of the summer with "Monk" at the Baths. 

Nevertheless he began his First Class year as Captain of "A" Company and 
piloted both himself and his Company through a successful year. 

When "Auld Lang Syne" is played again, V. M. L will send forth a son of 
whom she may well be proud, for he is a man among men, a credit to his class, and 
a truer friend could not be had. 

"Well? Quack?" 




John Halligan Coleman, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"HaUitjan," "J. H.," "Penlialligan" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B." Third Class; Private Company "B." Second C'las^r 
Private Company "B" ; Marshal Final Ball. llrst Class: Private Company "E"; A. I. 
E. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

nd round about 

In the fall of 1919, this specimen Avas run out of Petersburg by the Night Riders. 
Having no other place to go, he landed at V. M. I. and started on his career as an 
Electrical Engineer. With ups and downs, as the case might be, he came through, 
and now possesses that one skin we all love to touch, a sheepskin diploma. His love 
for wandering home at nights went so far that he tried to sail a horse to Petersburg 
and back in his dreams between taps and reveille, this going to prove he will be a 
great scientist some day. For the past four years he has been trying to decide which 
place shall be his future home: Richmond or Lynchburg. He also has stated many 
a time that "one never knows how good-looking a brunette is until he marries a 
blonde." As a true believer in the flag with the green field and harp, Coleman 
can't be beat. He holds his own and says the Irish shall never perish. Likewise 
we give credit to Coleman for his four years of work as an electrician, and his 
"never say die" spirit. May good luck follow you in your coming years. 
"Say, Hart, what would you give to be in Mississippi tonight?" 

pMiW A^m^AA. 

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Solon Bernard Coleman, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Cupid," "Rose-Bud," "Angel" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D." Third Class: Corporal Company "D." Second 
Class: Sergeant Company "D"; Polo Association; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Pri- 
vate Company "D" ; Polo Association; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

Ah! the Gods have favored us and placed in our midst one of their own number. 

Thus was the son of Venus and Apollo welcomed along with some three hundred 
more of us lowly mortals on the 2nd of September in the year of our Lord one 
thousand nine hundred and nineteen. He survived, as did most of us, the maelstrom 
of those September days, perhaps through the guidance of his divine parents, or by 
his own ethereal nature. Passing from the year, he was favored with the co.eted 
chevrons of a Corporalc}'. His diet for this year was more often the ambrosia of 
"B. D.'s" maxes, and it was only occasionally that he dropped to the cornbread of 

a 7-5- 

Another cycle turned its course and we see again this beautiful youth resuming 
his life with us. Deciding to use modern methods instead of the bow and arrow, 
he took up the study of discharging his darts by electricity- His search for a method 
had not altogether been futile, but it has been of such duration that we see him 
again in his First Class year enduring the company of us mortals. 

God or Man, Cupid possesses those qualities of quietness, stability, and good- 
fellowship that have given him a firm grip on our friendship, and the bonds are 
so strong that we defy time itself to weaken them. 
"Mamma spank!" 






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Stockton Cooke, Jr., B.S 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919, 


Fourth Class: Private Company "D"; Alabama Club. Third Class: Corporal Compa 
•■D"; Alabama Club. Second Class: Private Company "D" ; Alabama Club; Marshal Fii 
Ball.' First Class: Private Company "D"; Alabama Club; Marshal Final German. 


his eye 

As bright as is the eagle'. 

, lighter 

Controlling majesty." 

While the great Muscle Shoals project seemed still but an unattainable dream 
in the mind of its author, "Stock" decided that Alabama peaches couldn't compare 
with those of Virginia, so he cast his lot with '23 in order to be near the latter. To 
say that the University of Alabama was a great loser thereby is putting it mildly, 
for in his four years with us "Stock" has ever been an outstanding member of his 

class. T) 1 i_ 

In his Third Class year he had his fling at the chevrons, but due to the Bolshe- 
vistic tendencies which he exhibited, he suffered a sudden fall from grace and has 
b'.en a clean sleeve since that time. When he decided to pursue the elusive electron, 
the Artists lost a good man, for he has shown by his numerous near-lates to B. R. C, 
of which he holds the record, that he is a Morpheus hound of no mean ability. 

At the hops "Stock" is the first to arrive and the last to leave, and he may be 
seen at any time exhibiting the later-than-the-latest steps. Indeed, he has become so 
attracted to the old gvm that he seriously contemplates making Norfolk his future 
home, in order that he may ahvavs be on hand when Weidemeyer bursts forth with 
the "Spirit." Be that as it may, we know that "Stock" will carry with him into the 
outside world all those qualities which have endeared him to us of '23, and which 
will of necessity reflect great credit upon his Alma Mater. 

"Who is going out to Grant's today?" 


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Hal p. Costolo, A.B, 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 


"Ike," "Cos," "Prince Hal" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D" ; Track Team; Scrub Basketball; Scrub Football: 
Company Rifle Team. Third Class: Corporal Company "D" ; Monogram Track; Scrub 
Basketball; Scrub Football; Company Rifle Team; Monogram Club; Class Historian. Sec- 
ond Class: First Sergeant Company "D" ; Monogram Football: Monogram Track; Scrub 
Basketball; Class Historian; Vice-President Polo Association; Vice-President Monogram 
Club; Vice-President Athletic Association; Cavalry Pistol Team; Assistant Leader Mono- 
gram Ball; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Company "D" ; Class Historian; 
President Athletic Association; Captain Track; Monogram Football: Scrub Basketball; 
Hop Committee; A. P. S. A.: Marshal Final German, 

"When love's well timed 'tis not a fault to love; 

The strong, the brave, the virtuous, and the wise, 

Sink in the soft captivity together." 

From the city where they have to wear shinguards when they walk the streets 
came one Costolo. Easing into barracks, he made for the rat side of the old third 
stoop, and didn't stop until he got to the end of it. Here he hibernated until Finals 
without any staggering hap or mishap, romping into the Third Class as second cor- 
poral. As a Third Classman, "Ike" became that celebrated substitute for the dog 
biscuit known as "Rough on Rats." The next year he held a straight course for 
Liberal Arts, and for two years has successfully chased the elusive A.B. Of his 
military record nothing further need be said. A glance at the statistics above will 
tell the whole story. 

As a gridiron artist, "Cos" might be called the Grand Master of the Elusive 
Pigskin. His work for two years as halfback of the Flying Squadron belongs to 
the history of the athletics of V. M. I.; some day an enterpr'.sing publisher will 
print the story under the title of "What a Young Athlete Should Know." "Cos's" 
speed and control, besides making him an outstanding star on the cinder path and 
captain of the track team, serves him well in encounters with the Dizzier Sex. With 
a line like the Atlantic Cable, and shaking an ankle worthy of an East Indian 
Dervish, "Cos" is one of those who preside over our. hops and make Rodolph sit up 
at night worrying. 

"Cos," it's a short, hard way to the top of things when you buck the hard facts 
of life as you have the line of scrimmage. It's short because a man like you makes 
his hole and goes through fighting, and it's hard, because you never were the one 
to take the soft job. "Ike," boy, we're watching you from the sidelines. 

"This makes my third today, boys, tAvo regulars and a special." 


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Fourth Class: Private Company "B." Third Class: Private Company "D." 
Private Company "D"; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final Ball, rh'st Class 
pany "E" ; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final Ger 

One Sunday morning, as the sun was shining on this side of Old House Moun- 
tain, Edson journeyed to "Old Nick's" office and signed up. It was on Labor Day, 
and this may be why he has labored so ever since. Edson wasn't much surprised 
at the old cadets giving him a greeting that will never slip his memory, and in 
spite of the difficulties to be overcome in the "rat" year he had very little trouble 
in "sticking it out." We all believe that this is the keynote of his future success. 

Early in his Third Class year Edson decided that the rules and regulations com- 
piled by the Board of Visitors did not suit him, and he began to go by his own 
rules, which he considered nothing more than common sense. Consequently many 
nights between the weary hours of 12 and 1 we found him in search of the golden 
brick in the courtyard. 

As time passed we learned to know him better- His disposition is such that it 
would be impossible for anyone to dislike him, hence his friends are in abundance. 

As a disciple of "Old Rat" he has done well. He distinguished himself in the 
laboratory, and since there is the basis for all science, we feel he has a fine chance for 
great success in this particular line. 

"By heck!" 

John Wilder Cure, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Johnny" "J" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Hoanoke Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"F"; Scrub Basketball; Roanoke Club. Second Class: First Sergeant Company "E"; Hop 
Committee; Scrub Basketball; Finance Committee; Roanoke Club; Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class: Captain Company "E" ; Hop Committee; Finance Committee: Scrub Basket- 
ball: Advertising Manager "Cadet"; A. I. E. E. ; Roanoke Club; Marshal Final German. 


he stayed, he's been rewarded." 

Very early in September, 1919, the "Magic City" sent to V. M. I. a representa- 
tive. Well might Roanoke be proud of the fact, for "Johnny" Cure has made a 
name for himself in the Corps which will stay many years after he has taken his 
place out in the world. 

"Johnny" passed through his "rat" year with flying colors, as the star and cor- 
poral chevrons upon his sleeves stood to testify. Though a member of the "mean 
Third Class," he was never so mean that he couldn't stay with the best of them, 
and passed into his Second Class year a member of the Electrical Engineers and a 
first sergeant, this latter leading to a captain, an honor only a very few can obtain. 

With the Class of '23 John stands high. "The ladies all love him, so why 
shouldn't we?" To show that his classmates will not be outdone, they have be- 
stowed upon him many honors. He is a member of the Hop Committee, Finance 
Committee, and is Advertising Manager of Tlie Cadet. These and other rewards 
have kept him from getting into trouble, although John has one weak spot — his 
heart. We often wonder at the outcome, and we can only hope for the best, for 
he deserves no other. 



Leon L. Dauee, A.B. 


1902. Matriculated 191 9 


Fourth Class: Private Company "D": Company Baseball: Oklalioma Club. Third Class: 
Private Company "D" ; Company Baseball; C. T. ; Oklahoma Club. Second Class; Private 
Company "D"; Polo Team; V. V.'s; Oklahoma. Club; Marshal Pinal Ball. First Class: 
Private Company "D"; Polo Team; Company Baseball; All Stars; A. P. S. A.; Marshal 

Final Ge 

"Is it polo. Mr. Gallaghe 

Here is a lad of a varied career and many talents. Nobody knows what he is 
thinking about or what he will do next. Leon entered the Institute in 1919, and 
arriving among the first, was placed high up in our midst; on the fourth stoop. Soon, 
however, it was deemed best to lower him in life, so he was changed to the cellar 
division. Still, he stood his troubles well, and soon became one of the most popular 
men in his class. His military expectations were not realized, for when Finals came 
his name was not on the list of those appointed. 

Returning as a Third Classman, he quickly learned the ways of the "mean" old 
cadets. Leon cast his lot with the Cavalry, and since then he has made a success 
in that branch. Leaving before the end of the year, and making a tour of the for- 
eign countries, he spent a most enjoyable vacation. As he returned a little late it 
was decided that he should follow the Arts course. With the rest of his classmates 
he proudly put on the much longed for class ring, and became a full-fledged upper- 

After successfully passing all the academic stumbling-blocks placed in his way, 
he has finally made the last lap of his steady march towards a sheepskin and the 
freedom of "cits" in the outside world. 

Being well liked by all, Leon, it is plain that you'll have no diflSculties in over- 
coming the struggles of the wide, "cruel woild." So we take this opportunity of 
wishing you luck and success in whatever your ventures may lead you to do, for we 
are glad to say you were with '23. 

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Junius Clay Davenport, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 


Fourth Class: Private Company "F" ; Southwest Virginia Club. Third Class: Corporal 
Company "A": Southwest Virginia Club. SecoDd Class: Sergeant Company "A"; Polo 
Association: Roanoke Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "A"; 
A. I. B. E. ; All Stars: Roanoke Club; Marshal Final German. 


too short — to hell with diet.' 

In the fall of 1919 there appeared in our midst one Junius D., from the "Magic 
City," who decided to cast his lot with us and try out the military life. Running 
true to form with a never-failing consistency, he has kept a constitution that never 
cr.icked a frown throughout his life. Although rather constrained in his "rat" days, 
when it is not always diplomatic to advertise a sunny nature on account of the dan- 
ger of being sun-struck, he has blossomed out since with the sort of temperament that 
you rarely find. 

"Tubby" ushered himself into the Third Class as a most "runnin' " corporal, and 
passed through the storms and Bolshevism, the chemistry and the "rat sheenies," the 
calculus and the confinements of the Third Class year, into the elements of Electrical 
Engineering. He stood for the term in the file-closers of the "fir-rst rankin' company- 
v-y!" and backed "A" Company for three years against all comers, devoting much 
of his time explaining to an admiring audience, composed of "Feezle" Durham and 
"Valentino" Southall, why it is a physical impossiljility for the rear end of the 
battalion to be half as good as the front. The rest of a barracks life he spends in 
outguessing the wily "P-Foot," demonstrating the superiorities of Roanoke, and 
thinking of "her" whom some day he will present with the cellar key as he repeats 
after the deacon: "With my worldly goods I thee endow." "Tubby," we're pulling 
for you to drop a magnet into the business world, and draw unto yourself as many 
shekels as you can get electrons into an atom. 

"The man who wrote this book ought to be shot." 




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Robert Louis Davis, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Fotsy," "Pu," "Rowbear," "Bob" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"D" ; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Company "D"" ; President Peninsula Club; 
Tidewater Club; Cheer Leader Corn Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Company "D" ; Tidewater Club; Mascot O. G.'s Association; Marshal Final German. 

"Nay, but I swear't." 

It is with pleasure combined with doubt that we here narrate the history of one 
"Pu" Davis' stay at the Institute. The lad in personal appearance is six feet four 
inches — ah — rather four feet six inches in height. Tall, erect, and manly, no one 
can imagine how we bubbled with joy on first seeing him, for here, we thought, 
was our future first captain. Although he was not destined to fill this noble office, 
nevertheless we can conscientiously say that "Pu" has taken a high place in the 
hearts of all who have known him. 

But to proceed: from the first day when he made his debut with the Third Class, 
throughout the whole of his four years' stay here "Bob" has held down the heavy 
parts on the stage. 

"Rowbear" was lacking academically during his first four semesters. However, 
since taking up the study of chemistry, he has been surpassed by few. His book, 
"My Personal Experiences ivith Molecules, or How I spent a Year in an Atom," has 
caused a considerable stir throughout chemical circles. 

"Fotsy's" record in outdoor work, however, has surpassed his academic in excel- 
lence. To begin with, he took first stand in the Corn Club activities, being cheer 
leader of that organization. Then, too, he was captain of the Lariat Team, to say 
nothing of his being quarterback of the Milk-Shake Squadron, which he leads to 
victory every night. 

Kind reader, even though this boy has caused us grey hairs, nevertheless, I am 
sure he will make a lasting impression, as he is the kind of man to merit trust and 

"Cut it out. Hootch. I certify — " 

iCC< ^ AT «<.(. « .-&< <C <C 'i(<<A 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E" ; Tennis Squad; Tennessee Club. Third Class; Pri- 
vate Company "E" ; Tennis Squad; C. T. ; Tennessee Club. Second Class: Private Com- 
pany "E" ; Tennis Squad; Corn Club; Hop Committee; Tennessee-Mississippi Club; Mar- 
shal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "E" ; Tennis Team; Hop Committee; 
A, P. S. A.; Ti-nnessee-Mississippi Club; Marshal Final German. 

"A gentleman 

Here, ladles and gentlemen, is something really worth looking at. Although he 
is not first captain, nor first Jackson-Hope, he makes up for these seeming deficiencies 
by the excellence of his personality and his good looks. 

Hailing from the aristocratic city of Nashville, he has absorbed the atmosphere 
of the Old South, which has given him the poise and quiet dignity of a true gen- 
tleman. There is, however, not lacking in him that offsetting quality which so many 
people of this type lack: an appreciative vein of humor. He can and does enjoy life 
even under the most difficult circumstances, and the value that this lends to his 
character is incalculable. He is at home in any crowd, and has the further capacity 
of putting everyone at his ease. 

It is easy to see how this young man with such a pleasing personality has taken 
such a high position in the social affairs of our miniature world. At the hops he 
is the brightest star of our firmament, and scintillates with the brilliance beyond 
comparison. A member of the hop committee, much of the success of this 3'ear's 
hops is due to him. 

Living four years with "Derry," we have experienced the same joys and sorrows 
together, and in the common experience there has naturally arisen a strong bond of 
fellowship. Always willing to take part in anything, he carries off his end of the 
bargain with marked success. If, in the outside world, good will may measure your 
success, "Doc," we know that you will go far, and that the Class of '23 will be 
proud to call you her own, 

"Let's argue a while." 


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Edmund Pendleton Dillon^ B.S. 
indian rock, virginia 

Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 

"Cricket," "Spider" 

Fourth Class; Private Company "C." Third Class: Private Company "C." Second Class: 
Private Company "C" ; Marsltal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C" ; A. I. 
E. B.; Marslial Final German. 

"Meelc and lowly, pure and holy, chief among- the blessed three." 

Witness, men, that this is the chronicle of one of our most illustrious, for when 
Edmund Pendleton Dillon sallied into our midst on the 3rd of September, 1919, 
"Stonewall" again repeated his very historic phrase (with, of course, alterations to 
suit), meaning that "E. P. D." shall be heard from some day. "Cricket" never was 
a shining light in military life, but nevertheless passed through the days of a "rat," 
a "mean Third Classman," and after many hard knocks in the Second Class came 
to the position from which the "sheepskins are attained." "Cricket" is not only noted 
for his good-heartedness and kindness, but also for many of those qualities which 
lack of space will not allow us to relate. He is a man who can say that he has not 
an enemy in the world, and his friends are numbered because he does not know- 
more. Not only do we expect that he will make his mark in his chosen field of 
endeavor, electrical engineering, but also we know that the world at large ^vill have 
to recognize his merits and award him a high position among his fellows. The 
Institute will lose a loyal cadet only to gain a yet more loyal alumnus, and one 
who will always reflect credit on his Alma Mater. 
"Dam i£ Ino!" 



Thomas Underwood Dudley, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Tom," "Ash" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Northern Virginia Club. Third 
Class: Corporal Company "A"; Company Baseball; Valley of Virginia Club. Second 
Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Northern Virginia Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Northern Virginia Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

ifest sign of 

continued cheerfulness. 

Thomas Underwood Dudley dropped into our knowledge on the sixth day of 
September, 191 9. He passed through the stage of new cadet with many sessions of 
"push and pull," but came out all the better man for it. "Tom" got, or was donated 
(we never discovered how it happened), a corporal by the powers that were, and 

so entered on the stage of "Stand up you misters!" with credible 

showing. Likewise, he seems to have gotten in with the "element," and the chevrons 
were clipped from his sleeves in the same manner that they were put on. Returning in 
his Second Class year, he entered the department of Chemistry, showed particular 
interest in the process of fermentation, and passed through till finals without a 
mishap. However, when the fair sex arrived he naturally gravitated toward one 
of their number, much to the surprise of his roommates and friends, and seems to 
have stuck. He came into the First Class year and did good work, and finally got 
"that skin vou love to touch" on merit alone. "Tom" is a good student, a friend 
that is a friend in time of need, and above all, a man. 
"How 'bout it, Tommy 7" 

Edwin Arthur Durham, B.S. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1919. 

"Bull," "E. A.," "Feazle" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F" : Track Squad. Third Class; Corporal Company 
"F" ; Scrub Football: Swimming Team: Yankee Club. Second Class: Private Company 
"F": Polo Association: Corn Club: RiHe Team; Y'ankee Club: Pistol Team; Marshal 
Final Ball. First Cluss: Private Company "F"; Scrub Football; Polo Association: Com- 
pany Baseball: Rifle Team; Pistol Team; Literary Society; All Stars; Yankee Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

"Thy child-like grace and purity. 
Oh. keep for evermore." 

This late sun dawned upon the Institute in all his tardy brilliancy one serene 
morning, after most of us had arrived. The radiance coming from our newly risen 
classmate partially proceeded from his derby and sans culottes spats. But more 
potently did it gleam from his rotund form and countenance, reported by the authori- 
ties on the subject to have the characteristics of a hardened Parisian "roue" or New 
York "first nighter." 

"Bull" joined shoulders with the rest of us, and we all loped along until the rat 
days were over. The next year he managed one of the hardest jobs in the Third 
Class: holding down Math, Chemistry, Physics, and a corporal at the same time. 
For the last two years he has chosen to learn much, under the faithful sponsorship 
of "Labby Jim," of "Why do de H2SO4 do dat?" Besides, he has been a consistent 
football player, and though he has been unable to make the Varsity, he has been 
a tower of strength on the Scrubs. 

But by no means do the exploits of "Feazle" end there. At every dance you may 
find him, "Treading a measure" more lightly than can Dian the mazy groves, and 
he can give Salome fourteen wiggles and then beat her. 

We cannot begin to tell you of "Bull's" perpetual cheerfulness; his value as a 
boon companion and as a sturdy friend is not to be estimated. So, knowing him for 
a man of men, we say to him — "Goodbye." 

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Charles Alphonzo FarwelLj B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Charlie," "Slats" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Company Rifle Team; Louisiana 
Club. Third C'lass: Corporal Company "A"; Company Baseball; Company Rifle Team: 
Louisiana Club, Second Class: Sergeant Company "A"; Company Baseball; Company 
Rifle Team; Vice-President Louisiana Club; Marshal Final Ball. Ilrst Class: Lieutenant 
Company "A"; Company Baseball; President Louisiana Club; A. I. E. B. ; Marstial Final 

"And he hitched his cart to a star." 

Four long years ago who could have gazed upon the pivot man of the rear rank 
of "A" Company and seen in him a future Lieutenant? But as the old saying goes, 
"only time \vill tell." "Charlie" came from New Orleans on an early day in Septem- 
ber and fell into his place with the rest of the would-be cadets. At finals he edged in on 
the list of Corporals, but during the year went by many of his "brother rats." At 
the end of his second year he was, for some mysterious reason, omitted from the list 
of Sergeants, but again acquired the chevrons before the year was well started, and 
now with the chevrons draped from his shoulders he stands at the head of the list 
of Lieutenants. This, however, is onl}' one side of the barracks life of this cadet, 
for as a Third Classman he decided to join the foot-soldiers as the horses had no 
use for him. Then, a year later, he decided to cast his lot with the disciples of 
"Old Rat" and "Labby Jim," among the test tubes and beakers, and has proved 
himself a worthy follower. 

"Charlie's" only diversion from the military side of his life was playing with 
the hearts of the ladies. 

It isn't necessary to wish you success, "Slats," for you have proven to us that 
no obstacle is too great to overcome. May your luck and happiness be the best, and 
the memories of V. M. I. and old '23 be ever present. 
"Damn fine." 

Sidney Parks Foster, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Sparks," "Jan, 


Fourth Class: Private Company "B"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"B"; Chairman Class Pin Committee; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Company 
"B"; Chairman Class Ring Committee; Associate Editor "Bullet"; Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class; Private Company "B" ; Vice-President O. G.'s Association: Assistant Art 
Editor "Bomb"; Associate Editor "Cadet"; A. I. B. E.; Tidewater Club; Chairman 
First Class Banquet Committee and Toastmaster of the Banquet; H-2 Quartet; Marshal 
Final Ge 

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It must have been a gusty day when the above specimen was wafted to these 
grim old barracks from the city of salty breezes. But after a few eventful social 
calls to various "sheeny" dens, where "M. T. C.'s" officiated mostly, he forgave the 
fateful winds of chance that brought him here, and decided to forget his fun-loving 
nature for the next ten months. After the vicissitudes of rathood were over, Parks 
settled down as a fairly mild "bad" element, but wasn't above enjoying the "organ- 
ized disorder" that formed the chief diversion of that dubious period. About this 
time he jumped directly into the limelight by designing the handsome class seal that 
was later to grace the class ring, class miniature, class pin, and class stationery. 

When it came to the parting of the ways in the academic and military phases 
of the Institute, Parks decided to dedicate his spare tim.e to the study of the phantom 
fluid of force; and in military lines he elected himself a Knight of the Red Guidon. 

As an Electrical Engineer he hopes in time to make the earth's magnetic field do 

his work for him, and as an artilleryman he sincerely hopes there won't be an- 
other war. 

Parks is an accomplished and ardent terpsichorean artist. If a girl is not avail- 
able he'll dance a clog and have almost as much fun. Besides, he is a musician of 
rare talent, for all night you can hear liquid melodies floating forth from his trusty 
mouth organ. 

Along with his aptitude for having a good time, Parks has a distinctive sense 
of humor; these qualities, together with his capacity for seriousness, constitute a 
personality that has won the hearts of all who know him, and foreshadows a man 
who can only succeed. 

"How about attending my dance?" 

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Albert Gallatin Franklin, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 


rourth Class: Private Company "A"; Episcopal Church Choir; Richmond Club. Third 
Class: Private Company "A"; Cadet Orchestra; Episcopal Church Choir; Richmond Club. 
Second Class: Private Company "A"; A. S. C. B. ; Episcopal Church Choir; Richmond 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. lirst Class: Private Company "A"; A. S. C. B.; Episcopal 
Church Choir; North Carolina Club; Marshal Final German. 

'"Tis good will makes intelligence." 

"Once in every nineteen hundred and twenty-three summers," says the Prophet 
of Hindustan, Yap Largili, "there shall appear upon this dizen ball, the commingled 
excrescence of all planets now hurtling slowly through space, one who is indeed a true- 
made Gentleman of Parts." The saying of the reverend sage was a bit slow of ful- 
fillment, but as we take in the representation of him who is above, we at least admit 
that the Seer spoke several quartfuls, even if he was a back number. 

Friend "Buddy," when seen without eyeglasses, has caused the hearts of many 
drs Americannes, both of the Passion-flower type and the sometimes-shrinking violet, 
to wish that they could find the key to the cellar of his affections. When seen with 
same hornshell optical decorations, he has equally deceived professors into the non- 
effervescent belief that he knew what it was all about. But he, as other worse men, 
has drunk of the hemlock-cup of the Deeper Affection, and there is one "fa^re mayde 
of dreams" who can put the kibosh on the remainder of the hours of the "Keydet's" 

"Buddy," may we never forget you as you marched into the Academic Building 
with "Oley" Anderson's "slide rule and transit artists," or as you pushed a mean 
elusive toe to the glorified jazz of Weldemeyer — nor forget you and j'our mad dashes 
to "A" Company, one jump and a half ahead of the misery horn. We count on 
30U. En Avant, first call has sounded for the mingled drill and parade of life. 

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Edward Campbell Fraxklin, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Ed," "Eddie" 

Fourth Class: Private Compan>7 "C"; Richmond Club; J. M. H. S. Club. Third Class: 
Private Company "C" ; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Company "C" : Wrestling 
Squad; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"; Varsity 
"Wrestling; Monogram Club; All Stai's; A. S. C. B. ; Richmond Ciub; Marshal Final 

"I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more is none." 

The pictures of Napoleon Bonaparte done by White's photographers in Paris, 
France, show him to be a short, rotund gentleman of come-to-me-all-ye-calic ap- 
pearance. Following the parallel through to the bitter end, we come to rest finally 
with our eyes upon the gentleman above, done in white, black and neutral. 

Hailing from Richmond, "Ed" sifted gracefully into the arch on the 4th of Sep- 
tember, 1919, and in a few minutes had matriculated. And now the end is here, 
and "Eddie" leaves the Institute, the friend of every man who has known him. 

We believe that he must use the "ditto" system in answering his many letters 
from the sweeter sex, as he is a second Morvich of the Love Track, carrying no 
handicap. And yet — though we fear that the rumor may cause turmoil in the hearts 
of many hopeful maidens — we have heard tales of a certain little lady somewhere 
down South, and we feel that "Eddie's" affections are leased for life. 

We know that '23 will always have reason to refer to "Eddie" as one of the out- 
standing men of the class, a man of ability to be respected, a gentleman without a 
peer. We depend upon you to prove that our expectations are fulfilled, "Eddie," and 
we know that we shall in no way have reason to be disappointed. 

"The h— you sayl" 



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Richard Loren Gatevvood, B.S. 
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Born 1902, Matriculated 1919. 

"P-Foot," "Dick," "Gatey" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private 
"B"; Tidewater Club, Second Class: Private Company "B" ; Tidewater Club; 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "B"; A. I. B. E. ; Tidewater Club 
Final German. 


"Striking the electric cha 


darkly bound.' 

When this longshoreman from the port of Newport News arrived, he was thanking 
his lucky stars that he was at last following in the footsteps of many of the Gate- 
woods by registering as a cadet of the old Institute. However, on reaching barracks, 
it seemed that the same lucky star was in total eclipse. As most eclipses are of short 
duration, so was that of his star, and he emerged from his "rat" year wearing it 
(the star) on his sleeve — a man distinguished on all subjects. 

Doubtless influenced by the social life at Fortress Monroe, "Dick" joined the 
artillery, and for the past two years has bumped along on the caissons at White's 
Farm and Edgewood Arsenal, where the artillery went, expecting a good five weeks' 

"Dick" is serious beyond his years, and while not overburdened with the cares 
of the world, he thinks as a man. This trait doubtless led him to the course of 
Electrical Engineering, in which he has taken a high stand. His mind seems nat- 
urally designed to wrestle with flux densities, conductances, reactance, etc. 

"Eagle" has often been made to admit in the privacy of his room that Steinmetz 
was all wrong and that some day he would revolutionize the whole electrical world. 
Just at present, however, it is more to his advantage to agree with him. But time 
will tell, and vie have great hopes for him. Here's luck, old man, from the 

Class of '23. 

"Like so much ." 




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Fourth Class: 

pany "E" ; Cc 
Team; Chain 

Polo Squad: B 

Finance Committe 

James Girand, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919 

"Jimmie," "Ji 

nanv "E"; Company Rifle Team. Third Class: Corporal Com- 
Secoiid Class: Sergeant Company "E"; Cavalry Polo 
[tee; Marshal Final Ball. First Class 

Manager "Cadet"; Treasurer Polo Association 
Chairman A. I. E, E. ; Marshal Final G 


From a region of hot sweeping sands, commonly kno\vn to us as Arizona, came 
this wiry young Westerner. He quickly settled down to the "peaceful" existence of 
a "rat," and proceeded to disappoint us immediately, since he did not even try to 
shoot up the place or hold anybody up in the court yard. In fact, "Jimmy" was so 
peaceful and retiring a "rat" that we did not know he was around until just before 
Easter. Then he jumped into the limelight as official instigator and organizer of 
the annual Easter-egg battle. This he managed successfully, and showed to us that 
he had the attributes of a good Bolshevik. 

Upon his return as a Third Classman he immediately developed into a terror to 
the "rats." Venturing back again in his Second Class year, we find him as chair- 
man of the Finance Committee, which job he has held until now, and which has 
plaved such an important part in the business life of the class. As business manager 
of the Cadet he Is the best we have ever seen. 

In the field of studies, "Birdie" has left all competitors far m the rear. Mars 
have adorned his sleeves since his "rat" year, and now he would look as odd to 
us without them as would a corporal without chevrons. In Girand, V. M. I. has 
a son of whom she has just cause to be proud. Wherever he may go in the business 
world, "Jimmv" will be a shining light. He will be heard from some day, for a 
man of his caliber cannot be barred from the paths of success. , ^ , , . 

"Jimmv," vou leave us, as we all separate to tread the rough paths of the world, 
knowing that' we love vou as a brother, and wishing you a success in all your 
undertakings. As a "keydet" you have proven yourself a true son of this grand 

old place. ^^, , ^ 

"How about somethin' to eat? 




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Maury Read Goode, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 


Fourth Class: Private Company "D." Third Class: Corporal Company "D" ; Dramatic 
Club. Second Chiss: Supply Sergeant Company "D"; Polo Squad: Basketball Squad; 
Boxing Squad: Assistant Manager Track Team: Cavalry Pistol Team: Dramatic Club: 
A. S. C. B. : IVIarslial Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "D" : Boxing Team; 
Basketball Squad: Manager Track Team; Athletic Council; Gallery Rifle Team; "Out- 
rage" Staff; A. S. C. B.: Marshal Final German. 


cheerful yesterdays 

The Hilly City, indeed, did us a great service when she exiled this lad to tlie 
hardships of a "rat" year at V. M. I. From the outset he proved a very running 
and popular "Mister," but in spite of this he seems to have harbored a deep griev- 
ance against the Institute, culminating in the attempted destruction of Room 90 and 
all five of "Beef" Ivey's love letters by the novel means of a lighted cigarette. This 
episode proved a triumph for "Nelly," and a consequent failure for "Sparrow," who 
now sadly resigned himself to his fate. 

A good man can't be kept down, and "Sparrow" emerged from the darkness of 
rodent days a high ranking corporal. Not being one of the "element," Dame For- 
tune was his constant companion until his First Class year, when he decided that 
chevrons are useless, since they can't be worn on paletots. 

"Sparrow" is a prominent feature at hoptime, and the above is White's best 
effort to picture him as he then appears. Do you wonder, kind reader, that the calic 
all fight over him? Indeed, we predict a great success for him only if they can be 
kept off. 

In spite of this obstacle, "Sparrow" cannot help but reap the reward of success- 
ful endeavor, for in him are portrayed the qualities of leadership and personality 
which will cause him to be foremost among his fellows. 

"Sit down, mister, and close that door tight!" 




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Phil Peyton Goodman, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Mose," "P," "Phil" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E" : Company Baseball; Dramatic Club; Tidewater Club. 
Third Class: Private Company "E"; Dramatic Club; Tidewater Club. Second Class: 
Private Company "C" ; Assistant Editor "Bullet"; Stage Manager Dramatic Club; Chair- 
man Cadet Entertainments; Literary Society; Director Comedy Club; Polo Association: 
Corn Club; Vice-President Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. lirst Class: Private- 
Company "C" ; Assistant Editor "Bomb"; Director-Manager Dramatic Club; Athletic 
Editor "Cadet"; Press Representative; Polo Association; A. P. S. A.; Tidewater Club; 
Marshal Final German. 



hath be 

"Mose" abdicated the frisky sea ^vave5 near Norfolk in favor of anyone who 
vould risk his place, and took a position in line with the rest of '23's "newly cadets." 
Earlv in his rathood days he displayed those qualities that have made him an out- 
standing cadet. Always ready to entertain his classmates by exercising his histrionic 
ability, "Phil" gained renown among his brother rats as well as among the upper- 
classmen. The possession of the actor's instinct has given him a prominent place in 
all dramatic activities during his four years at the Institute. In amateur productions 
"Mose" has displayed talent second only to that of the Barrymore boys. But "P's" 
accomplishments are not limited to the world of art, for in the literary field he has 
also shown marked activity. He has filled the position of Assistant Editor of the 
Bomb and Athletic Editor of the Cadet with the greatest credit. 

In his Second Class year "Mose" chose to become a follower of "College Bill," 
and has distinguished himself ever since. Especially in the writing of expository 
analysis does Phil excel, his knowledge of the differentia of the genus CAT, and his 
classification of BERRIES being remarkable. 

It has been a rare treat to know Phil in that intimate way characteristic of the 
Institute. He has been tried and never found wanting, both as a friend and a 
classmate, and it is with the sincerest wishes for future success that '23 bids him a 
fond farewell. 

"Now the whole thing in a nutshell is this " 




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Allan Talbott Gwath.mev, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Pete," "Peter" "Giuaf" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C"; Richmond Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
■•B"; Company Baseball: Track Squad; Y, M. C. A. Cabinet; Richmond Club. Second 
Class: Sergeant Company ■'B" ; Vice-President T. M. C. A.; Track Team; Cross Country 
Team; Company Baseball; Richmond Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Company "B"; President Y. M. C. A.; Track Team; Tennis Squad; Company Baseball; 
Assistant Advertising Manager "Bcmb"; "Cadet" Staff; Marshal Final German. 



aside, let 

attend to serious matters." 

Here's a man \vho has earned the friendship and admiration of all his class- 
mates. "Peter" ranks among the first in the study line, and for two years wore the 
gold stars as a reward. He relinquished this privilege his last year because of the 
time spent in the various college activities in which he participated. As president 
of the Y. M. C. A., "Peter" has accomplished many things, and has strongly upheld 
the principles of the organization. Moreover, Gwathmey is not a man of few- 
abilities. Little expecting to make the track team but determined to try, he started 
training, and for his last two years has been the school "miler," having won even 
when the odds were on the other side. "Pete" also did his part on the advertising 
staff of this volume. 

Gwathmey is one who carries with him the courage of his convictions, treating 
everyone as a gentleman, yet never afraid to give his true opinion in regard to the 
right. Into all his tasks he puts his best efforts, and this whole-hearted devotion to 
dutv, together with his winning personality and strong character, will prove a fore- 
runner of his success. When he gets on the mark in life's race, he's the kind that 
will beat Failure by a big margin, and come in neck and neck with those who are 
the leaders among us. Go to it, "Peter," '23's behind you to a man. 


turkey d 

by gosh.' 


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James DeWitt Hankins, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

Fourth Class; Private Company 
"F": Secretary Literary Society 
Associate Editor "Bullet"; Dra 
Final Ball. First Class: Priva 


rary Society; 

Dramatic Club; 


dent A. P. S. A.; 



"Your brown 


meet me, faithful 

I can trust 

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oul when the drea 

"Hank," "Handsome" 

"F" ; Richmond Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Company "F"; 
matic Club; I^iterary Society; Richmond Club; Marshal 
te Company "F" ; Associate Editor "Bomb"; President 
Richmond Club; Marshal Final 

About the first of that month ever to be remembered by '23 — September, 1919 — 
there arrived upon our little scene of action one James DeWitt Hankins. Although 
Richmond is the scene of his more foolish youth, when he was later asked if he 
lived there, he replied, "No, I go to V. M. I." And we are glad that you have 
been with us all these four long years, DeWitt. Always the best kind of friend, 
always glad to help anyone in trouble, you have gained the love of each one of us, 
and it will follow you wherever you may go. 

At the end of his "rat" year, marked by no more than the usual trials and 
troubles of a "newly cadet," "Hank's" military aspirations were rewarded with a 
high (?) ranking corporal. He managed to hold this throughout the summer, and 
entered the Third Class with a flourish. 

Spurred on by his noble resolve — "400 demerits or bust" — he won by a large 
majority. In his Second Class year he joined the ranks of the loyal Liberal Artists, 
and it may be said that no truer Liberal Artist ever lived. He has a "line" so 
convincing that no instructor can give him less than a "max" and keep a clear 

But in speaking of his love affairs, words are inadequate. We don't know what 
kind of a "line" he hands the ladies, but, judging from the success he has, it must 
be "plenty potent." To tell the truth, many of us would be worse than "dodos" if it 
were not for timely advice given us by "Handsome." 

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Saimuel Goode Harriss, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

•'Sam," "Dizzy," "S. IF." 

Foui-tli Class: Private Company "F" ; Lynchburg Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"F" ; Company Baseball: Lynchburg Club. Second Class: Private Company "F"; Art 
Editor "1922 Bullef; Art Editor "1922 Bomb"; Hop Committee; Fie; 1922 Banquet Com- 
mittee; S. S. B. B. Team; Lynchburg- Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Company "F" ; Lynchburg Club; Fie; A. P. S. A.; Marshal Final German. 

"Art is Power." 

Sam started serving his term a year ahead of us, but fortunately for us and 
unfortunately for '22, he decided that it was not long enough, so he waited over 
a year. He "manipulated the test tubes" for a term, but became sidetracked, so he 
came back, got on the main line, and as a result, has been "starring" as an Artist 
ever since. However, Sam does not intend to follow either Arts or Chemistry, but, 
if his expectations come true, you will be able to sit down every Sunday morning 
in the near future and laugh over his comic creations in the greatest dailies of the 
country. His art work has been a great addition to all of our publications since 
his "rat" year. He has the happy faculty of seeing the many amusing things that 
happen in the daily routine of the Cadet's life which are obscure to the rest of us, 
and of portraying these things in such a manner that we almost split our sides laugh- 
ing at them. 

"S. W." claims that he is no "dog," but we believe otherwise. At any rate, we 
notice that he never misses a Hop — in fact, he has quite often been known to take 
in those of our neighbors, he and one other being the only ones to get by without 
being caught at the Fancy Dress in his Third Class year. For two years he has 
been a member of the Hop Committee, and his artistic taste has been of invaluable 
aid in assisting in the decoration of the Gym for the dances. 

The needy in life will never have to ask for Sam's help, and his continual smile 
and ready wit, ever-present characteristics during his cadetship, will carry him 
both high and far. 

"How about going to Jarvis' tonight?" 




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William Riley Harrison, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 191 8. 
"Riley," "Fat Boy" 
Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Varsity Football; Track Squad; Scrub Basketball: 
Company Baseball; President Class of '22. Third Class: Corporal Company "F"; Varsity 
Football; Monogram Club; Track Squad; Scrub Basketball; All-South Atlantic Guard; 
President Class of '22; Hop Committee. Second Class: First Ssr&eant Company "F" ; 
Varsity Football; All-South Atlantic Guard; Monogram Club; Track Squad; Polo Team; 
Assistant Manager Scrub Basketball; Literary Society; Vice-President S. V. A. Club; 
Vice-President Northern Virginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Com- 
pany "F"; Captain Varsity Football Team; All-South Atlantic Guard; President Mono- 
gram Club; Manager Varsity Basketball Team; Polo Squad; A. I. E. E. ; Marshal Final 


rt, full-statu 


Five long years ago a member of the guard, who happened to be standing in 
front of the Washington Arch, noticed the Limit Gates suddenly open out and a 
Ford come stumbling through as if it had partaken of some post- Volstead beverage. 
The aforementioned "flivver" finally arrived at its destination, and the curtains being 
thrown aside, a face was revealed which created quite a commotion in the hearts 
of those present. The same smiling face has continued to cause a disturbance 
wherever it is seen. For is its owner not known as the "smiling captain of the Fly- 
ing Squadron?" To those of us here in barracks no further word is necessary, but 
to those who have never been within these battered walls let us introduce one William 
Riley Harrison, of Boyce, Virginia. 

It has been thought that, at last, here was one at whom Cupid could direct his 
arrows in vain, but alas! "the sages conquered," for "F" Co. must have a sponsor, 
and noiv it is a question of "which one shall it be?" 

In his "rat" year "Fat Boy" showed that he was destined to become a wearer of 
plumes by getting on the much-coveted list of corporals. 

He started his Second Class year as a Q. M. Sergeant, but was soon promoted to 
the Top Kick, which leads to a captaincy. Being led astray by his roommates, he 
decided upon Electrical Engineering for a course. 

Riley has won a place in the hearts of every man in the corps by the same won- 
derful personality that will win him a place in the world. You have the ability, 
"Fat Boy," and to wish you every success in later life is unnecessary, for you have 
proved to us that no set goal is impossible. Therefore, we can only wish you God- 
speed and happiness. 

"Where in 'ell's the runt?" 


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Clarence Jerome Hart, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

Fourth Class: Private Company 
pany "B" : A^'arsity Baseball. 
V. V.'s: Marshal Final Ball. 
A. P. S. A.; Marshal Final Gei 

"Ike," "Jere," "C. J." 

"B" : Company Baseball. Third Class: Corporal Corn- 
Second Class; Private Company "B"; Varsity Baseball; 
First Class: Private Company "B" ; Varsity Baseball; 

The winds of chance blow many things across our path, but why they took "Ike" 
from his beloved tribesmen no one knows. As a rat "Ike" managed to eke out an 
existence until Finals. Returning as a Third Classman he began the year a "run- 
ning" corporal and a member of the struggling Fifth Section, in whose company he 
discovered that he could withstand the frequent deluges of "Piggy." 

He threw in his lot with the Liberal Artists during his Second Class year, thus 
following the line of least resistance. This gave "Ike" plenty of time to carry on his 
indoor sports, which were of a wide variety. Joining the ranks of the infantry, he 
found his true forte in cadet life. 

In his First Class year we found "Ike" hard at work, first for his Christmas 
furlough and then for his "Dip," and last, but not least, for one whose name he 

gives with a ? Next year he expects to go to Gulf Coast Military Academy, 

where we know he will make a success of himself as a Professor of English. 

As a philosopher, "Ike" has made his mark, and with an ability to master, in 
time, all subjects before him, we feel sure that one day he will take his stand in 
the world. What is more important, he has, in his period of cadetship, made a host 
of warm and devoted friends, which in itself is well worth the four years spent 

•■Great dayl Got a date!" 






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Robert Gordon Hunt, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 

"Eoh," "Rob," "R. G." 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F" ; Class President: Varsity Football; Track Squad; 
Monogram Club. Third Class: Corporal Company "F" ; Class President; Varsity Football; 
All-South Atlantic Tackle; Track Squad; W^restling Team; Secretary-Treasurer Mono- 
gram Club; Hop Committee. Second Class: Sergeant Company "F" ; Class President; 
Varsity Football: ilonogram Club; Secretarj'-Treasurer A. S. C. E.; Hop Committee: 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "f" ; Class President; Varsity Foot- 
bail; All-South Atlantic Tackle; Monogram Club; Hop Committee; Marshal Final German. 

"Thou comest 
'Tis the very i 

"I'm from Missouri — you've got to show me." Such was the statement made by 
one R. G. Hunt when he was gently escorted into barracks by a member of the Third 
Class Reception Committee. Since that time the old saying has been reversed and 
for four years "Bob" has been showing 'em instead. As a "rat" he clearly demon- 
strated to the boys that a representative of Rolla could play football, and succeeded 
in making the Varsity, which place he has held until the present. Not only did he 
prove his athletic ability, but also showed that he was a military genius by being 
published at the head of the list of corporals. Moreover, at '23's first class meet- 
ing, "Bob" was elected president of the class, and he has filled the position nobly, 
not only as a Third Classman, but as a Second and a First Classman. 

Shortly after the beginning of the Third Class year he decided to once again 
join the ranks of the "Bucks," so upon the recommendation of all those higher in 
authority. Cadet Hunt, R. G., was reduced to ranks. 

In his Second Class year, not being satisfied with a Sergeant, "R. G." decided to 
follow the footsteps of other great men, and took Civil Engineering. After stressing 
and straining bridge trusses and concrete beams for two years, "Rob" is now on 
the verge of receiving the elusive and much sought-after "skin you love to touch." 

When "Auld Lang Syne" is played, and the Companies are dismissed for the 
last time, V. M. I. loses a man of whom she may well be proud. He is a man in 
every sense of the word, as has been shown during four stormy years. And so — 
"Good-bye, Good Luck, God bless you, 'tis all that we can say." 
"To die. No! To sleep. That is the question." 


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Edwin Clark Ivey, Jr., A.B. 
lynchburg, virginia 

Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Beef," "Eddie," "Mandy " 

Fourth Class: Private Companj' "B" ; Scrub Football. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"B"; Scrub Basketball. Second Class: Sergeant Company "F" ; Scrub Football; Marshal 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "B"; Scrub Football; Cadet StaB; A. P. S. A.; 
Marshal Final German. 

"On with the dance, let joy be unconfined." 

"Beef" came from the "city on the Hillside," of ^vhich he is supposedly a valued 
citizen. Four years ago he threw over his position as an important part of the 
night life of Lynchburg and other cities, and started over again at V. M. I. Since 
then he has pursued a serene, unruffled course of existence from a lowly "rat" in 
"B" Company through the non-commissioned channels to that goal desired of the 
first class private: 1 berth in the rear rank of the same old company, and a "dip" 
under his arm when he pulls up stakes with the rest of '23. During his second 
year, "Beef" was able to earn and hold on to a high military rank. A cavalryman, 
he attended Camp Meade in the summer of 1922, spending all of his week-ends at 
the near-by beaches. 

It would be useless for us to try to relate this coming Don Lothario's adventures 
among les jetnines of the First Families of the South and North; we can only 
observe and wonder as we watch his more-than-graceful evolutions on the gym 
floor, or as he pulls off something intricate that we couldn't imitate if we had three 

And though we have all come now to the leaving point, we know that "Beef," 
whatever path he may choose to success in life, will always be what he has been 
in the past: one whose loyalty to company, to class, to V. M. L, and to high aim in 
life has gone to make him a man to be distinguished from among the usual type 
of man — in short, a true "Keydet of V. M. L" 





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James Ralph Jackson, A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Ralph," "Jack," "S. S." 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C"; Company Rifle Team; Southwest Virginia Club. 
Third Class: Corporal Company "C"; Busted Club; Roanoke Club. Second Class: Private 
Company "E"; Company Baseball; Corn Club; Roanoke Club; Marshal Final Ball. First 
Class: Private Company "E"; Company Baseball; Corn Club; A. P. S. A.; Roanoke Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

"Sober, steadfast. 

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To attribute rightly the course of Ralph's presence in the Class of '23 would 
indeed be a problem. However, we may justly surmise that the presence of "Keydet" 
gray in his home town on each Thanksgiving Day lured him into our midst. 

After successfully holding down a prominent place in the rear rank of "C" 
Company through the year of vicissitudes, the gentleman above was bedecked with 
the cherished "gold." 

Of course, we know that it takes but one false step — therefore, our young hero 
soon returned to the same prominent place in the rear rank that he had occupied the 
year before. Thus ended the checkered career as a typical Third Classman. 

From the above few remarks one might conceive the wrong impression of 
"Ralph." To say he is popular would be an inadequate way of expressing the sen- 
timents not only of his classmates but of the corps. He has the rare faculty of 
making friends of even those persons who might wish to be his enemies, and this, 
combined with other valuable characteristics, has placed "Ralph" in a most enviable 

We can't determine just what his ambition in life is, but If he continues to I'e as 
successful in the pursuit of his ideas as he has been in the past, his success is 
assured. The Class of '23 wishes one of its most loyal sons inevitable success. 

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Charles Alexander Johnson, Jr., B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Charlie," "John" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C." Tliird Class: Private Cumpany "C." Second Class: 

Private Company "C" ; Polo Association: President South Carolina Club; Marshal Final 
Ball, rlrst Class: Private Company "C" ; Polo Association; A. I. E. E. ; Jlarshal Final 

South Carolina has sent few men to V. M. I., but when she sent us Charles 
Alexander Johnson on the 5th of September, 191 9, she did us more than a service. 
"Charlie" passed through what Shesman called war, and embarked on the storm}- 
seas of Third Class life. Having weathered this without much damage to his small 
craft he entered into the calm of the upperclassman's life, and after being buffeted 
by many currents, racked by strains and stresses in his chosen field of Electrical 
Engineering, he, too, reached up and got his "dip" with the rest of '23. "Charlie" 
never gained the distinction of wearing chevrons, but has borne "the white man's 
burden" all the four long years. Speaking in English fashion, we might say that 
he is "a solemn little bloke," but ttis does not mean that he is by nature sour — far 
from it. Well, Old World at Large, V. M. I. gives you another mas' who, though 
small in stature, will get what he wants when he wants it, and will make you a 
useful and conscientious citizen. V. M. I., '23 gives you a man who will be a 
loyal alumnus, and of whom you may well be proud. 




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Fourth Class: Private 
"C"; Tiflewatei- Club. 
Pinal Ball. First Clai 
E'inal German. 

Frederick Walker Jones, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Poodles," "Little Soupy" 

Company "D"; Tidewater Club. 
Second Class: Private Company 
i: Private Company "C"; A. I. 

Third Class: Private Company 
"C"; Tidewater Club; Marshal 
!. E. ; Tidewater Club; Marshal 

This buxom lad, on arrival, took a deep breath and was told to "loosen up" by 
the nearby Third Classmen. You see, he was one of those fortunates who only have 
to expand the chest to give the appearance of earnest and conscientious "finning out." 
It was this chest that pulled the name of "Poodles" down upon him. Thus he began 
his life of calmness and ease. The former has remained through four vears, the 
latter disappeared on his taking Hlectrical Engineering. 

Though "Poodles" always takes well at the Hops, his most ardent admirers can- 
not recall the case of a "calic" being killed in the rush. Nevertheless his queer 
gambols have created much comment from his hapless partners. His career with the 
ladies is summed up by the fact that they "think of him sometimes." 

As a man can be a hero to neither his valet nor his roommate, this closing com- 
plimentary paragraph should be left to an outsider, or yet better to an absolute 
stranger. This much, however, the rommate will say for "Poodles" : he is good- 
natured, likeable, conscientious, trifling at the right time, serious at the proper mo- 
ment, and rates success, which we all wish him. 

"I'd rather have been born with my looks than your money." 



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William Franklin Jones, A.B. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Soupy," "Boots," "Polo Jones" 

rourth Class: Private Company "A"; Texas Club. Third Class: Private Company "A"; 
Texas Club. Second Class: Private Company "A"; Polo Squad: "V. V.'s; Texas Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "A"; Polo Squad; Literary Society; 
A. P. S. A.; Texas Club; Marshal Final German. 

and hung 


"That cow's horns wuz six feet from tip to tip ." Four years ago, shortly 

after the arrival of a certain young man of uncertain height, the above utterances 
were heard emanating from the vicinity of 70-A. But thinlc not strangely of them, 
for they are but muted notes of the violin compared with the loud toots from the 
Texas horn to which we were later subjected. 

As a rat "Soupy" made himself famous as an athlete (Mexican) and popular 
with the well-known "element." The fire of military ambition never burned within 
his breast; consequently he returned the next year untarnished by those proverbial 
harbingers of conceit called "chevrons." 

At the beginning of his Second Class year we find our young hero lending an ear 
to the call of "College Bill" — a call which was destined to add a loyal "Artist" to 
the ranks. As the year went on, "Soup" attained no little success in Polo — a suc- 
cess attributed by some of our leading cartoonists to his enormous purchases of boots, 
spurs, mallets and other supplies (?). But great as was his polo playing, this 
phase of his athletic career presented but a flickering flame to the limelight into 
which he was brought by his skill in another branch of sport. Like all great men, 
his success was not attained without some cost, some sacrifice, and, therefore, in giving 
credit to this wizard of tennis, we must bear in mind the laborious hours spent 
on the courts in way of preparation. 

As a First Classman, "Boots" proved a somewhat different "Boots" — less "ath- 
letic," more studious, but with the same traits which have always won for him 
the admiration of his classmates. Upon his graduation, the corps turns over to the 
ever-loyal alumni a true and earnest friend. 

•Why. that's a halt-wifs argument!" 



Elihu Holland Joyner, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Peewee," "Eddie," "Li/iu" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D" ; Company Baseball; Tidewater Club. Third Class: 
Frivate Company "D" ; Wrestling Squad; Company Baseball; Literary Society; Tidewater 
Club. Second Class: Private Company "D" ; Assistant Editor "Bullet"; Literary Society; 
Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball, first Class: Private Company "D" ; Assistant Editor 
"Bomb"; A. P. S. A.; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final German. 

"I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban. 

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mr. "Eddie" Joyner. He hails from the "city hy the 
sea," and it -was a page illuminating one of the brightest chapters of "Peewee's" 
history when he declined the luxuries of home to come to V. M. I. However, "Eddie" 
was not reluctant to descend from his pinnacle of self-esteem into the dust with the 
debris of the rest of us. 

As a Thii-d Classman, "Eddie" assumed a much higher stand, as a Third Class- 
man will do. Due to the numerous coaching classes that were attended by his class- 
mates during examinations, one might have thought that "Peewee" would continue 
in the realms of "Math" forever. However, he chose to follow the more elevating 
Artist's course, and thus lost all chance to shine as the composer of Joyner's Toucli 
Syslem of Different and Disiiilet/raled Calculus. In this line "Eddie" is verily a 
shining light, and has proved himself a valuable asset to all of the class publications. 

Although assuredly he be small in stature and smooth of countenance, yet truly 
is he a giant in mind, and Atlas never bore up so much of Earth upon his shoulders 
as has "Lihu" responsibility. A gravely senatorial manner of speaking, upon occa- 
sion, coupled with a vocabulary that would make Noah Webster turn green with 
env_v, foreshadow the greatness that we predict for him in the future. 

We could not hope to find a better specimen of a true Southern gentleman than 
we have in "Eddie." He is a staunch and constant friend, and has won the hearts of 
all of his associates. With your admirable qualities and good judgment, "Eddie," 
you can feel assured that success is waiting for you. 


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Peyton Clay Keesee, B.S. 
keeling, virginia 

Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"P. C," "Puzee," "Keezy" 

rourth Class: Private Company "A." Third Class: Private Company "A." Second Class: 
Private Company "A"; A. S. C. B ; Marsiial Final Ball. First Class: Private Company 
"A"; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

"P. C." is one of those fortunate and very distinguished-looking mortals who go 
through life always gazing down upon their fellows, being (in height) a much su- 
perior being. Strange to say, there was no shooting star, no comet, and no eclipse 
to mark that significant day, December 14, 1901, upon which our hero was ushered 
into the world. He passed through the local high school at the head of his class, 
was exposed to a year at Chatham Training School, and in the fall of 1919 journeyed 
hither, being joyfully received by the Third Class. Ever since that time he has 
been very acutely at the Institute, and, incidentally, has absorbed some of that cul- 
ture, aplomb, and polish which are essential to a finished man of the world. Peyton 
is yet but an embrvo Civil Engineer; however, he dreams of the not-far-distant 
time whcH he will electrify the world by his prodigious feats of engineering skill. 
Perhaps it will be the construction of aerial highways, or yet the tunneling through 
the earth to China — who knows? The solving of intricate problems in calculus, 
mechanics, and the fourth dimension are but play to this budding genius. Argu- 
mentation with his instructors and flirtation with the Goddess of Chance are his 
principal delights during his leisure moments. As he is an enthusiastic follower of 
Bernard Shaw, we hope that he will always emerge victorious from his many trials 
and hardships through close adherence to the precepts of the illustrious author, and 
at the last enjoy perfect felicity and happiness with his inamorata. 
"That'll do for tonight." 




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John Holmes Kyle, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 


Fourth Class: Private Company "C" ; Basketball Squad; Lynchburg Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "C"; Basketball Squad; Lynchburg Club, Second Class: Sergeant 
Company "C" ; Varsity Basketball; Monogram Club; Business Manager "Bullet"; Vice- 
President Lynchburg Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Company "C" ; 
Varsity Basketball; Monogram Club; Business Manager "Bomb"; President Lynchburg 
Club; Marshal Final German. 






tiled a ship.' 

"Kitty" dumped his suitcase in the arch early in September of '19, and since has 
spent most of his time dashing to formations or the hay, only recuperating for a short 
space of time per year in and around his native town of Lynchburg. "Kitty" laid 
low the first term until basketball season, when he came forward as a follower of the 
elusive spheroid. At finals he loped into his own as a "higher ranking" corporal, 
holding his own as such for exactly two da.vs after Openings, when a little affair 
with a "newly cadet". brought him to grief. He didn't give up, however, and make- 
overs found him as high up the list of corporals as ever. 

Having taken a particular liking to the chemical compounds for home brew 
and prussic acid, "Kitty" became, as a Second Classman, a dashing Chemical En- 
gineer. This did not prevent him from winning a well-earned basketball monogram 
in the spring of '22. Determined to make good in all things, he won the right to 
display enough chevrons in his last year to make him stoop-shouldered, while his 
kittenish characteristics make him an irresistible force among the fair. 

When a man holds the place that "Kitty" Kyle does — and always will — in our 
minds, it is hard to boil down his character and try to express it in one place. Always 
good-natured, never dull, but forever helping the day along with a friendly bit of 
repartee, he helps to brighten things up around this otherwise dull barracks. And it is 
all this, coupled with a sterling character that confronts all obstacles with unshaken 
poise and confidence of ultimate success, that will lift him high in civilian life. All 
success to you, "Kitt}';" you are, in the best sense of the word, a damn good man. 

"Who's going to the P. E. tonight?" 

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Charles Porterfield Light, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 191 9. 

"Charlie," "Charles," "C. P.," "Thug," "Frog" 

rate Company "B"; "1920 Bomb" Staff; Washington Club. Third Class: 
"Cadet" Staff; Secretan,- Literary Society; Washington Club. 
Second Class: Sergeant Company "E" ; Editor-in-Chief "Bullet"; Vice-President Literary 
Society; Vice-President W^ashington Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant 
Company "E" ; Editor-in-Chief "Bomb"; Post Exchange Council; President Washington 
Club; a", p. S. a.; Marshal Final German. 

"A Creature not too bright or 
For transient sorrows, simple 

Of the many things that a man can obtain rightfully, success is by far the most 
important. This favorable termination that all men seek has followed Charles Por- 
terfield Light, Jr., throughout his four years at the Institute. "C. P." blew in, sort of 
unexpected to the Third Class, in the fall of '19 from the Nation's Headquarters, and 
he has borne that Senatorial Attitude from the first day to this. The clerk assigned 
Charles to room 13, but, not being superstitious, he held sway in his domain with 
the supremacy of a rat in "ye goode ole class." So the year ended, "Charlie" bearing 
the burden along with the rest of the Brother Rats, and out of the darkness came 
Corporal Light. Here came the time for "C. P." to help stand up for our rights, and 
he proved an able and faithful classmate. We can not forget the Bull-she-vik Jour- 
nal appearing on the second stoop as the "Roulette- Wheel." 

After strutting as a corporal for nine months, the best men rise to sergeants, and 
"Thug's" name was not omitted. As a Second Classman he settled down to work 
for his Alma Mater and class, the result being the best Bullet ever published at 
V. M. I. "Charlie" followed "Bill" Hunley all over the L. A. Course, and dares 
any engineer to dispute his statements. As a military example, he rivaled "Wink" 
Boykin, and his dream was realized with a "Foist Loot" in Company "£." And 
that smile is something you just can't miss. 

As an Editor-in-Chief there are hardly phrases that can express our gratitude 
to "Frog." His advice is sought and needed, and we kno\v him as a real member of 
'23. We are leaving you, "Charlie," but in person only. Wherever you go, be it at 
home or abroad, the best of '23 is with you, wishing you the same success that you 
obtained during our four years together. 

"Shes a helluva keen girl." 

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Donald Lane MacGregor, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Hootch," "Mac," "Cave Man" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F"; Yankee Club. Third Chiss: Corporal Company "F"; 
Yankee Club. Second Class: First Sergeant Company "B"; Track Squad; Comedy Club- 
Secretary Finance Committee; V. V.'s; Secretary Yankee Club; Marshal Final Ball, First 
Class: Lieutenant Company "E" ; Varsity Football; Track Squad; Monogram Club; Y. M. 
C. A. Cabinet; Secretary Finance Committee; President Yankee Club; Marshal Final 


be made of a Scotchman if he be 


Hopping aboard the Duluth-Lexington Limited, this modern young Lochinvar 
bade farewell to the scenes of his childhood in September, 1919, and presented him- 
self for "Old Nick's" approval. His "rat" year proved an adventure worthy of that 
namesake who came riding "out of the west," but the ensuing years proved easier 
sailing. After the storms of "rathood" had been weathered, "Hooch" appeared with 
brand new sets of stars and chevrons, indicative of his success along both military 
and academic lines, and he has retained both to the end of his cadetship. 

"Duhith" proved to be a mainstay of the "Flying Squadron" in his First Class 
year, and for his excellent work was awarded the coveted monogram. With the 
"Calic" he has always been a bit shy, but in spite of this they all "fall for him," 
as was proven on his last trip to Washington. 

"Mac" is a glowing example of the College Man who has won great honors for 
himself through perseverance and industry coupled with natural ability, and it is 
with a feeling of pride that '23 points to him as one of her leading members. 

Stick with them in the outer world as you have done on the football field here, 
"Hooch," and you will be sure to make great gains in the game of life. 








Edwin Caston McMillan, A.B. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 191 9. 

"Eddie," "Mac," "Dapper Dan" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B" ; Company Baseball; Baptist Church Club; Oklahoma 
Club. Third Class: Corporal Company "B"; Company Baseball; C. T. ; Baptist Church 
Club. Second Class: Private Company "B"; Baseball Squad; V. V.'s; Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class: Private Company "B" ; Baseball Squad; A. P. S. A.; Marshal Final German. 

"The dyna 


Behold, kind reader, the "Oklahoma wonder." In the fall of 1919 "Mac" left 
the wilds of his native state for an illustrious career at Virginia's School of Arms, 
and was not a little disillusioned when, upon his arrival, he found that he was 
to be merely one of the "rats," and that his previous — and in his opinion consid- 
erable — military experience stood him in little stead. Being a capable and running 
"Mister," however, he was rewarded in his Third Class year with the coveted 

In spite of his numerous activities during this year, he found time to be one of 
the regular fellows of the '13,' and was a mainstay of that organization. Upon 
becoming an upperclassman, "Eddie" came to the conclusion that Liberal Arts and 
chevrons are incompatible one with the other, and relinquished his hold upon the 
latter. An irresponsible clean-sleeve, his former military ambition was now replaced 
by that of becoming a shining light at the hops, and such was his success that in 
an incredibly short period of time Dame Rumor had it that his heart was no longer 
his own. But that's another story. 

From the very outset "Eddie" has been one of the leading and most popular 
members of '23, and he counts his friends by the score. 

With your well-directed aim of true friendship, abundant good nature, and ever- 
generous spirit, you cannot help but win out in the future as you have here, "Mac," 
and all your shots will reach the bull's eye of success. 



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Frank Campbell Maloxey, B.S 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Bump," "Irish," "Sausage' 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D' 
Club. Third Class: Corporal Compan 
burg Club. Second Class: Sergeant ( 
Lynchburg Club; Marshal Final Ball. 

; Scrub Basketball; Company Baseball: Lynchburg 
' "D"; Scrub Basketball; Company Baseball; Lynch- 
ompany "E" ; Scrub Basketball; Company Baseball; 
First Class: Private Company "E" ; Varsity Basket- 

ball Squad; Treasurer O. G.'s Association; Lynchburg Club; Marshal Pinal German. 
"Be bolde. be bolde. and everywhere, be bolde." 

There has always been at the Institute someone who keeps the reputation of 
Ireland from falling in the dust, and in the personage of the above, Ireland has a 
stalwart representative. His stand for Ireland is only second to his love for the 
"Hilly City," for it was from there that he came to us. Arriving in September, 1919, 
his reputation did not suffer, as did those of the rest of us, but gained with time. 
To say that his "rat" year was a series of triumphs would not be amiss — but the 
triumphs were for the most part for the Third Classmen. 

However prejudiced against this place, "Bump" returned in September a high 
ranking Corporal, and was placed on the reception committee for the "rats." Un- 
fortunatel)', when the Commandant had room make-overs, he forced "Bump" to 
reside with Coleman and Polk, and these influences have marred his life ever since. 

Deciding that he might profit by the experiences of "Ole Rat," and in spite of 
being further burdened by the addition of "Pigeon" Thornton to his list of room- 
mates, we see "Bump" a Second Classman and a sergeant. When Basketball season 
opened he came once more to the front and was a member of the Junior Varsity 
and, for a time, on the Varsity squad. 

It was thought that when "Sausage" returned a First Classman he would dis- 
play the latent charms that the ladies so admire and that he is so reticent in dis- 
playing. The best that he will do so far is to grace the table at Rowland's every 
Saturday night in vain effort to keep up with "Turkej-" Southall. 

An irishman — impetuous, lovable, he stands as one of the truest sons that Old 
Erin has had to represent her here, and if the old sod needs another Michael Col- 
lins, we offer her "Bump," and know that she will gain in the giving. 
"Where in the hell is my pipe?" 







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James William Mason, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 191 9. 

"Jack," "Jazzbo" 

rourtli Class: Private Company "E"; Company Baseball: A. M. A. Club; North Carolina 
Club. Tliird Class: Private Company "D" ; Company Baseball; C. T. ; A. M. A. Club; 
North Carolina Club. Second Class: Private Company "B" ; Baseball Squad; Cadet 
Orchestra; A. M. A. Club; C. C. Football Team; North Carolina Club; Committee Final 
Ball. First Class: Private Company "E"; Baseball Squad; Leader Cadet Orchestra; Quar- 
tet; A. M. A. Club; President North Carolina Club; A. P. S. A.; Committee Final German. 

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All \vho know anything of V. M. I. and '23, and many others down home in 
"No'th Ca'lina" and parts unknown, know "Jack" of old. From the first day he 
crossed the Path of the Woe-begone Penalty Tourist in front of barracks, and passed 
over the Bridge of Newly Cadet Sighs into the existence of the "rat," he has been 
with us, and, truly, of us. During the first year the young man spent most of his 
time trying to figure out a way to render himself invisible to Third Classmen on 
the rampage. During the succeeding term he won fairly for himself the honor of 
being a Third Classman of Third Classmen. "Jazz" came through these amazing 
activities into an assured position in the Department of Liberal Arts. 

Here, having completely taken in the sage authorities as to the extent of his 
knowledge, he has held a course unruffled by even the slightest academic mishap. 
And since our earliest knowledge, he has manipulated one ever more dexterous 
Artist's line, causing unusual acceleration of the heart-beats of many a Fayre and 
Younge Thing, being both vocally and by mail one who spins the story that cannot 
but be listened to and believed. A natural gift for music has won for him the 
place at the head of one of the most indispensable of barracks activities — the Cadet 
Orchestra. And Jack will make an upward progress in life in the same rapid way, 
we know. A man whose loyalty to class and the Institute, a friend whose first 
thoughts are always of his friend, and a gentleman who inspires all observers with 
an appreciation of his merits, which are not few, we bank on this son of V. M. I. — 


"How much time we got, boy?" 




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BowDRE Phinizy Mays, A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Bowdre," "B. P.", "Ole Lady" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F"; Company Baseball; Georgia Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "F"; C. T.; Georgia Club. Second Class: Battalion Sergeant-Major; 
Assistant Manager Baseball; Assistant Stage Manager Dramatic Club; Cadet Orchestra; 
Hop Committee; Vice-Pfesident Georgia Club; Leader Final Ball. First Class: Cadet 
First Lieutenant and Adjutant; Business Manager Dramatic Club; President Cotillion 
Club; Cadet Orchestra; President Georgia Club; A. P. S. A.; Leader Final German. 

Georgia's fame at the Institute rests on three factors: her peaches (speaking both 
literally and figuratively), her men, and her adjutants. Our young hero \vho adorns 
this page combines in himself the latter two of these elements, and at various times 
has tasted of the first, so we may say that in him Georgia is thrice famous. 

All unconscious of the fortune that was in store for him, this young fellow arrived 
on the scene in September, 1919. I-ike all unpleasant experiences, this year finally 
passed, only to be followed by one nearly as exasperating, in which the monotony 
was relieved only by participation in the various activities of the "element." 

Here the story changes, and from now on Dame Fortune smiles in beneficent favor 
on his personage. As a result we have a changed man. Beginning his Second Class 
year, his career seemed like the opening of a magic box whose each section reveals 
some new gift more pleasing than the other, reaching its culmination with Bowdre 
in the forefront at the Final Ball. 

Thus we have traced for three years our young man's career, and now we reach 
that important period in which he is a First Classman. It is hard to decide whether 
his voice sounds best on the parade ground or when announcing special extras at 
the hops, for in either capacity he is a past master. 

We have so far omitted one field of endeavor, but in so doing we have saved the 
best for the last. The cynosure of the ladies' eyes, "B. P." could have "biscuits" in 
various places, if he so desired. However, sincere in the "affairrs dr cocur" as in all 
matters of life, he remains true to one, and it is in knowledge of his assured future 
happiness that '23 bids him Godspeed. 

"That's a pain to me." 






George Tyler Miller, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 191 9. 

"George," "G. T." "Ty" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B" ; Company Baseball; Northern Virginia Club. Third 
Class; Private Company "B""; Literary Society; Northern Virginia Club. Second Class: 
Private Company "B" ; Track Squad; Polo Association; Literary Society; Northern Vir- 
ginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. Fii-st Class: Private Company "B" ; Track Squad; A. I. 
E. B. ; Marshal Final German. 


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blowin' for? 

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Historic Rappahannock County is responsible for the addition to our ranks of 
one G. T. Miller. George came to V. M. I. with the firm intention of becoming 
a man or getting killed, and the above photograph bears silent testimony to the 
fidelity and courage of the man \vhose likeness it is. After passing through his 
"rat" year without serious mishap, "Ty" became obsessed with an unrelenting desire 
for the chevrons, but in spite of his efforts to better fit himself to be their wearer 
by passing the summer of his Third Class year at Fort Ethan Allen, it has been his 
fate to remain a "clean-sleeve" during his cadetship. 

Determined to prove that chevrons do not make the man, George returned as a 
Second Classman and set out in pursuit of the electron. In this he undoubtedly 
missed his calling, for in his "hay-hitting" and athletic (Mexican) tendencies, he 
has shown signs of being a born Artist. 

It was during his stay at Camp Meade that "T3" first became famous as first 
ranking heart breaker, earning for himself the title of "Tickletoed Trooper" by his 
terpsichorean exhibitions at the Mount Washington Casino. With this excellent start, 
"Ty" returned as a full fledged O. G., after spending some time at Rockbridge 
Bi.ths in preparation for his continued pursuit of electrons and "calic." He has 
met with unqualified success in regard to the latter, although the electron has prob- 
ably suffered in proportion to his adventures in "hounding" activities, for he is a 
true genius in his "line." 

George is a valuable friend whose qualities of friendship are brought out by 
association and contact, and when he is president of the General Electric Company 
we can only hope that he will hearken back to his days as a "keydet" with fondest 
remembrance of his many friends in '23. 

"Ain't this a helluva place?" 




Hugh Lee Miller, B.S. 


Born 190 


Matriculated 1919 

"Huglisy," "Tiny" 

te Company "C"; North Carolina Club. Third Class; Corporal Corn- 
North Carolina Club. Second Class: Supply Sergeant Company "C" ; 
Assistant Business Manager "Bullet"; A'ice-President North Carolina Club; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Company "D" ; Assistant Business Manager "Bomb"; A. I. 
E. E. ; North Carolina Club; Marshal Final German. 


a saint, when most I play the devil." 

The above individual, with the features that would put Adonis to shame, is none 
other than "Tiny," the Old North State's stellar product. "Tiny" is one of '23's 
most representative men, and in his career here has been active in all things worth 

Hugh found it a very difficult matter to reconcile himself to the hardships of his 
"rat" year, but his irrepressible wit and humor suffered little from the temporary 
suppression, and since that time we have enjoyed to the fullest the fruits thereof. He 
combines with an attractive personality the rare trait of knowing just what to say 
and when to say it, and his "wise cracks" have made him famous. 

With the calic "Tiny" has proven a veritable lodestone, attracting them by 
scores. However, he allows notfiing to disturb his perpetual equanimity, and we 
believe that his heart is still preserved intact. 

Hugh's wit is so keen that he can steal a nap while "Monk" is explaining the 
characteristics of the elusive electron, and with his happy-go-lucky disposition he 
possesses the faculty of making himself liked everywhere. His easy manner of pro- 
cedure and personal magnetism bespeak future success for him. With his departure 
the Institute loses — one who is a man through and through, and gains an alumnus 
of whom she may well be proud. 

"Looka here, big boy." 


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Ihird Class: Private Company "C" ; Alabama Club. Second Class: First Serg-eant Com- 
pany "C"; Vice-President Alabama Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Captain Com- 
pany "C"; Manager Scrub Football Team; President Alabama Club; A P S A ■ Marshal 

"We thank the 

"Gus" dropped in on us while we were doing the second lap of the graduation 
handicap, and ever since then he has been one of the leaders in the race. Having 
tried out the Navy during two years at Annapolis, he concluded that the Army was 
the one best bet, and the Cavalry likewise the best branch, all of which makes 
V. M. I. the gainer. Early in the game "Napoleon" demonstrated the same military 
genius^ as his namesake, and for the past two years he has stood around in front 
of "C" Company and looked commanding. Passing through the whirlpools of dis- 
aster raised by "B. D." and "Monk" to engulf unwary Third Classmen, the voung 
man anchored in a berth in Liberal Arts, where it was calmer sailing. They say 
he has a snappy company, and though it is hard to persuade the voung giants to 
take a full thirty-inch step at drill, he can do almost as much with them as Ex- 
Professor Thurston, of magical memory, used to pull off with a high silk hat and a 
couple of Easter rabbits up his sleeve. Likewise, by some sleight-of-hand method, 
he almost baffles our amateur detective-work concerning his career with the fair sex. 
But we have direct evidence that the path of this Lothario, however well he tries to 
cover up his tracks, is one of twisted heartstrings — and we know that through life, 
while fair ladies may sigh for him in vain, he will be as he always has been, out 
in front, a leader of men. 



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Wesley Frost Moore, A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Short," "Short One," "Shorty," "IP'es" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D"; Louisiana Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"E"; Tennis Squad; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; Louisiana Club. Second Class: Private Com- 
pany "E"; Track Squad; Tennis Squad; V. V.'s; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; Louisiana! Club; 
Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"; Track Team; Tennis Team; All- 
Stars; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet; A. P. S. A.; Louisiana Club; Marshal Final German. 




It has often been said that "Whatever is one man's loss is another man's gain." 
This -(vas proved conclusively ivhen "Shorty" left Shreveport to embark on his 
career as a military man. A truer comrade and a more loyal wearer of the gray 
has never entered the "battered walls of V. M. I." Through the miseries of its "rat" 
year, its "revengeful" Third Class year, and its more tranquil period as an upper 
"Shorty" has backed '23 to the limit. 


Finals of 1920 found "Wes" in possession of a corporalcy and military aspira- 
tions, but due to an oversight on the part of the authorities, his name was omitted 
from the list of appointments and disappointments at the end of the following year. 

Having cast his lot with the "Artists," most of his Second Class year was spent 
in the "hay" ; a slight error on his part, since it caused him to remain in the Blue 
Ridge Mountains of Virginia with the rest of the academically deficient. 

"Shorty" was not absent when the Artillerymen of '23 arrived en masse at Edge- 
wood Arsenal, Md., for their final period of training as Reserve Officers. On six 
consecutive week-ends he, with the rest of us, fled from this misery to the bright lights 
of Baltimore and Washington. 

As an athlete "Shorty" is unequaled. How such a little man can attain such 
great heights in the pole vault and high jump is be\ond our comprehension. Na- 
poleon seemed a past issue when the All-Stars went into action under "Shorty's" gen- 
eralship. Incidentally, he is extremely modest in speaking of his tennis achievements. 

"Shorty" is a gentleman of the first order, a true "Keydet," of even temper and 
lovable disposition. We love him for what he is; we rejoice with him in the success 
we know he will attain. 

" 'Loachy,' pick up your clothes." 


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Thoatas Pierpont Morgan^ A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Pip," "Tip," "T. P." 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B"; Company Baseball; Southwest Virginia Club. Third 
Class: Private Company "B"; Company Baseball; Rifle Team; Southwest Virginia Club. 
Second Class: Sergeant Company "B" ; Baseball Squad; Southwest Virginia Club; Marshal 

■"inal Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Company 
vest Virginia Club; Marshal Final German. 

■C"; Baseball Squad; A. P. 

"But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on. 
Leaving no track behind." 

The name of "Morgan" to the ^vorIcl at large has always represented money, but 
to "keydets" it has had more than a pecuniary value, as it is the name of "Pip" 
Morgan himself. Coming from the metropolis of Eagle Rock, it took quite an ad- 
justment for him to live in the quietude of "The Fortress on the Hilltop," after 
being accustomed to the hurry and hustle of a crowded city. 

As a Third Classman, we see Pierpont "cracking down" on the orderlies, and 
under the tutelage of the "Wink" passing Analytics and Calculus. Realizing that 
his experience as a Third Classman had been harrowing enough, he decided that 
the next year he would try Liberal Arts, and accordingly he became a disciple of 
the Classical School. 

The sleeves of this young man, although not decorated with stars, have the bril- 
liance of gold in another form — that of chevrons. Beginning in his Second Class 
year when he was made a Sergeant, his rise has been steady until it has reached 
its culmination in his First Class year, when "Pip" is a First Lieutenant. 

Pierpont's love for the Institute is so grafted in his heart that, when summer 
comes, he is loath to leave her protection. Accordingly, for the last two years he 
has spent his summers at the Alum, where as a member of the famous Rockbridge 
Baths Fire Department and a player on the Rockbridge nine, he has gained renown. 

The years we have been together, "Pip," are gone by; the years when we will 
be separated are in the future. There is, however, a bridge of associations that will 
join these two in the memory of all those who have been privileged to know you. 
We wish you the best of luck. 

"You know me, baby." 





Benham Epes Morriss, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Ben" "Ben].," "Con" "Fisherman" 

Fourth Class; Private Company "B." 
Sergeant Company "B" ; A. S. C. E. 
Class: Private Company "B" ; A. S. 

Third Class: Private Company •"B." 
Baptist Church Club; Marshal Fi 
:. E. ; Marshal Final Gci-man. 

:holar, and a judge of good liquor. 

Early in September of the year nineteen hundred and nineteen Benham Epes 
Morriss reported for duty at the Virginia Military Institute. He was accepted as a 
cadet and was assigned to the Fourth Class. "Mister" Morriss underwent the same 
trials and tribulations as did his other "brother rats" of '23. 

"Little Ben" began to demonstrate his ability as a mathematician early in the 
proper stage, rathood, as shown by the fact that the cognomen of Morriss, B. E., 
was contained always in the first section roll of all classes for four years. "Ben" 
has proved his endurance by keeping his sleeves adorned with the coveted stars for 
three years, the maximum time limit. Not only did this mark of distinction in 
academic pursuits decorate his sleeves, but sergeant chevrons also, for the com- 
mandant had noted the determination for success in the eyes of that sober-minded 
cadet of the Third Class the year before. However, "Little Ben" loved his academic 
endeavors more than military success. Thus the First Class History will list Morriss 
among the distinguished graduates, instead of among the cadet captains. 

Benham did not keep close his knowledge for his own benefit, but was at all 
times ready to give aid to the more unfortunate members of his class. It mattered 
not to him whether the subject for instructions was from text-books or from any 
phase of life's transformation, his information was based on sound "horse-sense" 

When it comes to "affaires de coeur" again "Little Ben" is leading. At least he's 
no little "hound." With seemingly no efforts, his specials and indicators of "bis- 
cuits" arrive with near-mechanical regularity. 

"Ben," the Class of '23 wishes you success, and may your structures be as famous 
as the Woolworth, your bridges as the London Bridge, and your roads as the 
Appian Way. 

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Frank Martin Page^ A.B. 


Born 19CO. Matriculated 1919. 

"Frank," "Andy" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F"; Varsity Baseball; Basketball Squad; Monogram 
Club; Company Rifle Team. Thiitl Class: Corporal Company "A"; Varsity Baseball; 
Monogram Club; Company Rifle Team; Secretary North Carolina Club. Second Class: 
Supply Sergeant Company "A"; Varsity Baseball: Monogram Club; Scrub Basketball; 
Company Rifle Team; Cavalry Pistol Team; Gallery Rifle Team; President North Caro- 
lina Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Quartermaster Lieutenant; Captain Varsity 
Br.seball Team; Basketball Squad; Rifle Team; Gallery Rifle Team; Cavalry Pistol Team; 
A. P. S. A.; Marshal Final German. 

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In "Frank" we have one of the most versatile members of '23. Not only has he 
attained great success in Military and Academic lines, but his record as one of 
V. M. I.'s foremost athletes, past and present, remains almost unsurpassed. 

Upon entering the Institute as a "rat," "Andy" wasted no time lamenting his 
hard lot, but from the very first was right out there with the best of them, and his 
efforts were crowned with well-deserved success. In this first year, as a pitcher 
on the big team he stood head and shoulders above all opponents. His success during 
this season was but a prelude to that which was to follow, and "Andy," by real 
ability, has steadily risen until in his First Class year he captained the famous squad 
of that season. It was during his Second Class year that "Andy" established a record 
as premier college pitcher of the East, several of his games being no-hit, no-run 
affairs against the strongest teams of the country. 

"Frank" early displayed great aptitude in military matters, and- has been suces- 
sively a wearer of corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant chevrons. His academic rec- 
ord, too, is an enviable one. A man of your caliber cannot help but reap the suc- 
cess that is awaiting you, "Andy," and the best wishes of '23 attend you as you 
set forth upon the uncharted expanse of life. 

•■Up and 


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Charles Laiviar Parker, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Monk," "Yazoo," "La-ma" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A" ; Missisippi Club, Tbii-d Class: Corporal Company 
"A"; Sergeant-at-Arms Literary Society; Mississippi Club. Second Class: Sergeant Com- 
pany "A"; Wrestling Squad; V. V.'s; Assistant Cheer Leader; Cavalry Pistol Team; A. 
S. C. E. ; President Mississippi-Tennessee Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieu- 
tenant Company "A"; Cheer Leader; Athletic Council; A. S. C. E. ; President Mississippi- 
Tennessee Club; Marshal Final Get man. 

"A civil habit 
Oft covers a good man." 

"Monk," hailing from the "Old Plantation State," came in the fall of '19 to the 
Castle-on-the-Nile. Although raised on the low price of cotton and high water, the 
worries of his Mississippi life were comparatively negligible to the new cares that 
daily beset him. 

Realizing that the Institute would suffer if he did not return, the following 
autumn we find him a Third Classman. It was not long before he so distinguished 
himself that the authorities pinned on his sleeve the golden emblem of a corporalcy. 
It was during this time that a certain person high in authority made reference to the 
geometrical position of Monk's "auditory appendages," and since that time he has 
been a marked man. Eithei^ because of a desire to make up for this seeming im- 
politeness, or, better, because he saw the true worth of the real man, the next year 
he favored the young Adonis with the high office of a sergeancy. "Monk's" course 
of study, since he has been a Second Classman, has been Civil Engineering, but he 
can run any of the Artists a long race in the composition of essays, the difference 
being that his were not to be handed in in the course of studies, but were to be 
marked "Special Delivery." 

As a First Classman he holds the center of attention at the football games, and 
his leading of the cheers has contributed much to the success of the "Big Team." 
Still trying to get his "dip," he has but one thing in mind, and if "She" is willing, 
everything will be all right. 

As long as memory may serve us, that jovial face and the incessant cry of "Talk 
to Your Man" will form a composite memory which we will cherish as one of the 
most precious heirlooms the Class of '23 has to offer. 

"She's the sweetest girl!" 




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Graham Allen Penniman, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Abie," "Allen" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B" ; Texas Club. Third Class: Corporal Company "E" ; 
C. T. ; Secretary Texas Club, Second Class: Private Company "E" : Polo Team; Assistant 
Advertising Manager "Bullet"; Vice-President Texas Club; Marshal Final Ball. First 
Class: Private Company "E" ; Polo Team; President Polo Association; Class Valedicto- 
rian; Assistant Advertising Manager "Bomb"; K. P.; Marshal Final German. 

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I ha 

?ht each day. 

At last, gentle one, you are gazing upon a true specimen from the Lone Star 
State, a representative who is the embodiment of both the old and new generations. 
He shows that some of the old recklessness and devil-may-care spirit which the sons 
of the older Texas display has yet to die, but it is tempered with the sincerity and 
good-fellowship that is characteristic of all true gentlemen. 

It was early in the fall of '19 when Allen approached, unheralded and unsus- 
pecting, the strange and forbidding walls which are known to the outside world as 
the Virginia Military Institute. He was not destined to remain unknown for long, 
for after a friendly tete-a-tete with the sentinel, who for some unknown reason per- 
sisted in walking back and forth before his door, he became quite a celebrity, and 
many receptions were held in his honor. 

This, however, did not dishearten him, and he emerged from his year as a rodent 
the proud wearer of corporal chevrons and stars. 

As a Second Classman he decided to become a chemist. This profession he has 
followed loyally, and he is now one of "Rat's" most trusted disciples. 

Being from Texas, he was accustomed to broncho-busting, and naturally decided 
to "jine the Cavalry." The first time he mounted a horse the instructor (who had 
been trying to teach the rest of the cavalry unit that horses were meant to be ridden) a sigh of relief, for here was one who sat his steed as did the knights of old. 
He clearly demonstrated his ability to understand and manage horseflesh by making 
the Varsity Polo Team. 

Allen, the Class of '23 bids you — not good-bye — but au rcvoir. There is no need 
to wish you success, for you can have nothing else. 




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Eltox Demerast Peterson', B S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Pete," "Dcmmy," "Cliincoteague" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C'; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Private Company 
•■C"; Wrestling Squad; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Private Company "C'; Wrestling 
Squad; Tidewater Club; Company Rifle Team; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Company "C"; Literary Society; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final German. 


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On a September morn, at 4 o'clock, "Pete" left Chincoteague for Lexington, not 
knowing anything of what he was running into, except that he was endeavoring to 
get an education. Thus, when he reached \'. M. I. he struck something more than 
he expected. In his "rat" year, therefore, he had two aims. One was to do well in 
his studies and the other to shine in the military line. The latter object was a neces- 
sary one, even more than the former. 

His second year centered around Bolshevism and his studies. "Pete" studied hard, 
and did well. Towards the end of the year all the sections of the class were taken 
to the Electrical Laboratory. This probably decided "Pete's" choice of Electrical 
Engineering for his two remaining years. So his third term was composed of the 
"Right and Left Hand Rules," which is most essential in Electrical Engineering. 
The same applies for his last year, in which he worked with an increased ambition — 
the ambition of the "Dip." 

We all feel sure of "Pete's" success, and that he will work with the self-same 
ambition throughout his life as he has in these four years. 



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Macon Michaux Pettyjohn, A.B. 
lynchburg, virginia 

Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Mich," "Peter," "Pete" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E" ; Lynchburg Club; A. M. A. Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "E"; Lynchburg Club; A. M. A. Club. Second Class: First Sergeant 
Company "B"": Polo Squad; Assistant Manager Football Team; H-1 Quartet; Lynch- 
burg Club; A. M. A. Club; Marshal Final Ball. Fii-st Class: Captain Company "B" ; 
Polo Squad; Manager Varsity Football Team; Cadet Orchestra; H-1 Quartet; A. P. S. A.; 
Lynchburg Club; A. M. A. Club; Marshal Final German. 


that spoke, and eloquence of eyes." 

One day in the dark ages of September, 1919, a train backed into Lexington, 
and from the number of heads which were seen protruding from the windows as it 
slowly climbed the grade behind barracks, it looked like an excursion. Little did 
the engineer of that train dream that among his passengers was one destined to be 
a Cadet Captain at the Virginia Military Institute. That one was no less than 
M. M. Pettyjohn, of Lynchburg, Va. From the day he entered these gray and for- 
bidding wails, "Peter" has been striving toward a goal and, to quote an old saying, 
he has "hitched his wagon to a star." And if you will believe us, gentle reader, 
that particular star has done its work well. Not only has "Mich" attained the 
highest success along military lines, hut he has also gained a place in the hearts 
of the Class of '23 that could be filled by no one else. 

As a "rat" he was a joy to his first sergeant, for his name never adorned the 
companv books. As a Third Classman, "Peter" was one of the few who emerged 
from the "war" none the worse for wear. During his Second Class year he was 
First Sergeant of "B" Company and at the present time he is captain of that same 
outfit. What more need be said? 

"Peter" has not been active in athletics, but has just completed his term as man- 
ager of football, and with all due respect to succeeding managers, his work will be. 
hard to beat. 

"Mich," '23 wishes it could keep you always, but it can only join in wishing 
you Godspeed to the place in the world which we know awaits you. 
"Go way!" 



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Eldridge Rodgers Plowden, B.S. 


Born 1899. Matriculated 1919. 

"Monk," "Boz," "Bozo" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E" : Richmond Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"I]"; Secretary Literary Society; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Company "E"; 
Polo Association; Track Squad; Dramatic Club; Literary Society; Marshal Final Ball. 
First Class: Private Company "E" ; Track Squad; Literary Society; Episcopal Church 
Choir; H-2 Quartet; Marshal Final German. 

"The tyr 


n, most grave senators, 
inty and steel couch of 
bed of down." 

With all the senatorial dignity, the calmness and serenity of a great mind, this 
modern philosopher sauntered up to the portals of the Institute, knocked, and asked 
for admittance. On the inside, however, his meditative mood received a rude shock, 
ai'.d the descent from things ethereal to things material was hard on his aesthetic 

Be things as they may, however, this life at the Institute changes the world for 
us all, and "Bozo" was no exception. To illustrate the soreness of life as we found 
it here while "rats," imagine, if you can, the check imposed on his finer sensibilities 
when his name was changed from the high sounding Eldridge to the baser appella- 
tion of "Monk," and, later, to "Bozo." 

Passing through the vicissitudes, the trials and tribulations of both the Fourth 
and Third Class years, "Bozo" entered the quiet harbor of upperclassmanship as a 
student of chemistry. Here his wider vision found a field uncultivated, and it is here 
that he hopes to bring forth new" fruit of the brain. 

Not only In the field of science has "Bozo" gathered laurels for his brow, but in 
classical circles as well, for he is recognized even here as an authority. A pillar 
of the Literary Society, his logical reasoning, his philosophical insight, and his glow- 
ing eloquence have made many a rival feel the ineffectiveness of his own efforts. 

What to say when saying good-bye, "Boz," is always a question. However, in 
the mirror of time, the abstractions, the deep periods of thought, will be reflected as 
the individual attributes of you, but always with a fuller comprehensive view of 
the man who was to us all a friend. 

"Good old hay." 


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Cadwallader Leonidas Polk, III, A.B. 


Third Class: Corporal Company "C"; Episcopal 

Company ■■C"; Literarj- Editor "Bullef; Associate 

ger Traclt; Episcopal Church Vestry; Episcopal Church 

First Class: Private Company "C" ; Literary Editor "Bomb"; 

Assistant Librarian; Episcopal Church Vestry; Episcopal 

Marshal Final German. 

t of every-day life." 

When the Last Day and the Last Night have knocked this gally-west world for 
a loop of gold-fish, and the little birdies come home to rest with the phoenix while 
the dawn of the Millenium purples Delmonico's free-lunch counter, "Cad" will arise 
and deliver us another scherzo ohhligato from Handel. 

It must be a sort of continual inner happiness that keeps this "Felluh" singing 

day long, and he surely chases the Whippoor-will of the Deep Blue Feelings 
away. "Cad" started in making the? world a brighter place to live in back in the 
"rat" days, when things weren't bright at all. Since then he has been one of the 
prize bumps on the dill-pickle of Fate. He was a "more runnin' ilian runnin' " 
corporal as a Third Classman, and Finals brought him a sergeant almost as high 
as he deserved. As a First Classman the "Wampus-Cad" entered the free-and-easy 
ranks of the 0. G.'s and took upon himself the White Man's Burden. 

Not the half of it would be told, if no word was said of "Cad's" adventurings 
among the Dearer Sex. It is rumored that he is the Past Grand Minister of For- 
eign Affairs (foreign to Lexington), where the wicked line of a Liberal Artist of 
the first water serves him well. We who have seen know what a lurid jazz instep 
he handles when Wiedemeyer does his stuff o' hop nights. 

"Cad," we hate to say good-bye to a man like you; we are going to have such 
a dam' hard time finding another one just like you. But we who know you know 
also that we will hear often of you, for a man of your type succeeds in this world, 
more than ever triumphant when hardships are the greatest. 







Harry Wilson Porter, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Rach," "Sarg," "Harry" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Piedmont Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"A"; Company Baseball; Piedmont Club, Secood Class: Sergeant Company "B" ; Com- 
pany Baseball; Corn Club; Vice-President Piedmont Club; Marshal Final Ball. First 
Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Piedmont Club; A. P. S. A.; Marshal 

il Ge 

"Is this that haughty, gallant, gay Lothario?" 

Once from the wilds of Louisa, where roameth the ooglie-ooglie bird as of old 
lime, and where the pterodactyl yet flaunts his jazz-colored plumage and spits 
Moonshine plug through his two front teeth, came forth (as they say of Daniel in 
the lion's den) one Harry Porter. He headed for Rockbridge County and \'. M. I., 
and circled in one day on the C. & O. Twister. During the ensuing ten months 
he laid low whenever possible, and spent most of his spare time polishing on his 
shoes, acquiring that "shine you love to touch." 

"Rachael" became, during the next year, a well-known member of the Suite 99 
Suicide Division, and during his Third Class sojourn, along with "Ros\veH" Ram- 
say, acquired the title of "The Silent Man," owing to a little episode involving 
parties yet unknown to the authorities. Knowing what was the best course, he 
turned to Liberal Arts with all the fervid zeal of a newly-hatched chicken hunting 
tor the remains of its egg-shell. Here he acquired that expression of imperturbable 
calm content which would be worth several fortunes to a professional poker player. 
As a Second Classman he adorned the file-closers of "B" Company, but returned to 
Company "A" for his final whirl at the title of A.B. 

Harry is one of those unusual men whose true worth cannot be told in a, day. 
Such a man's character unfolds more and more the longer you know him. Some 
day we expect him to bloom gallantly forth into a second Lord Chesterfield, of Louisa, 


Fourth Class: Private Company "E" ; Boxing Team; Swimming Team; Florida Club. 
Third Class: Corporal Companj' "B" ; Boxing Team; Track Squad. Second Class: Supply 
Sergeant Company "B" ; Captain-Manager Boxing Team; Track Team; Marshal Final 
Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Company "B"; Boxing Team; Track Team; K. P.; A. P. 
S. A. ; Marshal Final German. 


Back in the days when the S. A. T. C. was part of the Institute and the "jazz 
captains" marched dwindled companies around the parade ground, "Puzzle" first 
dawned upon the Institute. He soon concluded that he had truly come a long dis- 
tance to a place that, to the "newly keydet," seemed the exact opposite of Heaven. 
But he found an outlet for his bottled-up energy' on the track squad and as a member 
of the boxing team. The next year "Wuzzy," on account of an enforced absence 
enduring for months, decided to come back with us, and in this manner '23 gained 
a classmate worthy of her highest honors. As a Third Classman he was, in the 
real sense of the word, a "runnin' " corporal. At the outset of the next year he be- 
came a Liberal Artist, and throughout the two years following ran true to form. 

Always an enthusiastic backer of athletics at the Institute, and a practicer of 
what he preached, "Tom" has been for four years a valuable man on the cinder 
path, and as captain and manager of the boxing team he has been essential factor 
in the rise of one of the newer sports of the Institute. A First Classman, he joined 
that body who believe in sleeve decorations on the uniform, which must be one of 
the reasons why the Cuter Class, invariablj- and without fail, fall for his winnin' 
wiles. Wherever he may decide to pitch his tent and settle down, whether Florida 
or Maine or in between, we know that "Puzzle" will succeed in every single thing 
he turns his hand to do. 

•■Wight — dwcss!" 




Robert Henley Pretlow, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"IFink," "Bob," "Geese" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Corporal Company 
"B"; Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company "B": Track Squad; Bo.xing 
Squad; Corn Club; Comedy Club; Tidewater Club; Marstial Final Ball. First Class: 
Lieutenant Company "B" ; Scrub Football; Boxing Squad; A. I. E. E. ; Tidewater Club; 
Marshal Final Gei-man. 

"The rank is but the guinea stamp. 
A man's a man for a' that." 

The readers of this immortal page need no introduction to our most prominent 
friend, "Athletic Wink." Poets can't elucidate on him, and neither can we, but 
there are all kinds of tales to tell from the beginning to the end. At the beginning, 
he was a "rat," and there's not very much that a rat can do, but many things that 
he can't do. He tried them all, and became quite a figure of prominence. 

The next year he ^vore stars, trained the new cadets, did some trifling, and 
learned some things more serious. But in the Second Class he settled down consid- 
erably, became quite athletic, and finished with the coveted chevrons of First 

Electrical wires being the source from which much evil flows, he chose as his 
course the reason why currents alternate, in order to, some day, build street cars in 
the town of Suffolk. His first accomplishment in athletics was the old scrub foot- 
ball team, where he ably played the position of end. 

In a few concluding words, "Wink," we ask that you never lose your sense of 
humor, for a joke helps out in most all cases, that you always be a live wire, and 
that 30ur capability along all lines may continue to bring \'ou success. And so when 
you accept the position of Boss of Westinghouse, we expect to see you "right there" 
with a good joke and a capacitj' for success. 

"Aw, g'wan, it's Texis!" 



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Fergus Prescott Prince, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Ferg," "Princie" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E"; Tidewater Club; Company Baseball. Third Class: 
Private Company "E" ; Tidevi^ater Club; Literary Society. Second Class: Pri\'ate Com- 
pany "E"; Tidewater Club; Literary Society; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private 
Company "E" ; Tidewater Club; Literary Society; A. P. S. A.; Marshal Final German. 


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loving ladies." 

On the first day of September, 1919, "Fergie" first entered Washington Arch, 
fully determined to carve a name for himself in V. M. I.'s hall of fame. Being one 
of the first arrivals, he was tendered a rather cordial reception by the well-wishing 
Third Classmen, but he soon settled down to endure the storms of a "rat" year. 

All things must eventually end, and soon "Princie" blossomed forth as an "M. 
T. C." After a comparatively quiet year, except for a short period when he turned 
Bolshevik along with many of his "brother rats," he elected to become a follower 
of Dixon, and that he has well succeeded in his chosen course is evidenced by the 
numerous members of the opposite sex who have fallen for his true Artist's line. 

It is at the hops that "Fergie" shines. If monograms were given for dancing 
he would rate them all, for he is truly a past master of the terpsichorean art, and 
his barracks disciples are legion. 

A true and loyal friend, and an ever ready helper, "Fergie" well lives up to his 
name by being a true "Prince." With his never ceasing smile he has won his way 
into the hearts of us all. Here's to you, "Fergie." We know you may well be de- 
pended upon to uphold the spirit of '23. 

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Charles Stuart Ramsey, A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Raz," "Stu," "Charlie" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D" ; Company Rifle Team; Yankee Club. Third Class; 
Private Company "B"; Company Baseball Team; Company Rifle Team; Yankee Club. 
Second Class: Private Company "B"; Track Squad; Company Baseball; Company Rifle 
Team; Corn Club; Y'ankee Club; Marshal Pinal Ball. First Class: Private Company 
"B"; Track Squad; Company Rifle Team; -Outrage" Staft; A. P. S. A.; Y'ankee Club; 
Marshal Final German. 

"And histoiT with all her volumes vast 
Hath but one page." 

By all the laws of preforeordestlnation we have here the fair countenance of one 
to whom great deeds are but an incident in the day's work. Of the various and 
sundry happenings in his four years of barracks existence we can tell but a small 
part. His is the jewel of life which, turned in different directions, exhibits every- 
where a new and sparkling facet. 

"Raz" parked his number 9's under a V. M. I. Deadfall Cot at the stroke of 
ten from the Tower Clock one morning in September four years ago at the same 
time that the rest of us, his companions in "ratdom," were pulling off the same 
numbers. For the year he was a low-shining glimmer in the rear rank of "D'' Co., 
but upon his return as a Third Classman he became one of the Aurora Borealis 
of Suite 99, and helped make the road of the Third Class look like the path of 
the Black Plague. The next session "Stu" decided to loaf around the library with 
Colonel Dixon's Morpheus Hounds, and for two years he has held dowii a retiring 
position in the ranks of the Saturday Evening Post absorbers. Likewise he shows 
the mark of a master in the Vernon Castle-like manner in which he becomes an 
ornament of the gym on hop nights, and they say that no Lord Byron was ever 
so raved over by a greater number of those whose smile is Heaven and Hell. 

We will never fail to recall his friendly grin and his ever-willing spirit. These 
two things, coupled with a most likable personality and the distinct stamp of good- 
fellowship, have made "Rawse" a friend much worth while. And whether he 
seeks success in life in the land of flying Dutchmen or among the torch-blowers of 
the Amazon River, we know that he will find it, and with it happiness. 
"I'll be damn'd!" 



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Gordon Lee Robertson, B.S. 


Born 1904. Matriculated 1919. 

"Loach," "Loachy" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F" ; Company Baseball. Tliii-d Class: Corporal Com- 
pany "B" ; Alabama Club. Second Class; Private Company "B"; Company Baseball: 
V. V.'s; Marshal Final Ball. Pirst Class: Private Company "B"; Company Baseball; All- 
Stars; A. I. B. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

"The stately homes of Alabam". 
How beautiful they stand!" 

"Loach" is a product of Alabama. Coming from Loachapoka, and all it implies, 
his home town has furnished him with many characteristic names of affection. But 
"I.oachy" has borne up under them manfully, and, in fact, has thrived on them. 
As a "rat" Gordon was subject to many trials and tribulations in "VS." Company 
i;nder Henri Berger, but nevertheless he achieved success. At Finals he was made a 
corporal, and was declared, by the powers that be, a "highbrow." As a Third 
Classman "Loachapoka" was a terror. Not satisfied with the delightful advantages 
of a "suite," he took up his abode in a single room, where he enjoyed privacy, if 
nothing else. After Christmas he participated in the usual Bolshevistic uprising, 
assisting and supporting the young would-be anarchists in their aim for recognition 
in the use of their latent powers. Openings of 1921-1922 found "Loachy" both a 
private and an Electrical Engineer. His fat and smiling countenance soon found 
its way to the ranks of the V. V.'s where, at right guard, he blocked his team to 

For four years "Loachy" has waited patiently for the proverbial F. C. P., and 
now that he has it he enjoys Rowland's to the fullest extent — thrice weekly. 

"Loach" hasn't decided definitely just what he will do next year, but it is certain 
that he will make a success, whatever he turns to. Such a "keydet" as "Loachy" 
has been is bound to succeed and we are confident he will be a credit both to the 
Institute and '23. He is one of the most loyal and true "brother rats" with whom 
we have spent four years, suffering the hardships and making the most of the 
pleasures together. 

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Tliira Class: Corporal Compai 
A. S. C. E. ; Alabama Clu 
C. E. ; Alabama Club; Ma 

According to the advocates of the theory of reincarnation, the person of some 
ancient Greek philosopher, devoid of philosophy, sauntered up to the Washington 
Arch on September 4, 1919. Removing what we took to be a saxophone — which saxo- 
phone later proved to be a pipe — from his mouth, he asked if he could speak to 
General Nichols. The General did not grant him an audience, but one of his rep- 
resentatives from the ranks of the "element" acted in the General's stead, and "Mr." 
Robertson did not find it difficult to gain an insight into the inner life of V. M. I. 
But "Grandma" (this being the appellation his thoughtful and philosophical nature 
soon earned for him among his "brother-rats") stood up like a man, and soon 
acquired the reputation of being a "running mister." 

He returned as a Third Classman, and his huge propensity for "running" soon 
earned him the coveted corporalcy, which he held with dignity for the remainder 
of the year. 

Following a sojourn among the elect of SCHKEDURN-SCHDYK— "Somewhere 
in Holland" — "Grandma" returned as a Second Classman determined to drink deeply 
of the Pierian spring at the feet of "Olie." 

As a First Classman "Grandma" put away the follies that marked his first three 
years at the Institute, and devoted himself, heart and soul, to the course he had elected 
to follow, becoming the standby of the Civil section as far as sound, practical judg- 
ment went. He always thought twice before he spoke, and it is this quality that will 
carry him to the pinnacle of success in this world where men win and weaklings fail. 

Good luck and God bless you, "Grandma." It is thus that we, of old '23, bid 
you a last adieu. 

"Son, you can't always sometimes tell." 

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Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Hobo," "Hotie," "Ben Turpin" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B" ; Gym Team; Richmond Club. Third Class: Pri- 
vate Company "B" ; Gym Team; Monogram Club; Riclimond Club. Second Class: Private 
Company "B" ; Captain and Manager Gym Team: Monogram Club; V. V.'s; Richmond 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "B"; Gym Team; Monogram 
Club; A. P. S. A.; Richmond Club; Marshal Final German. 


ndship's sake.' 

"Hotie" signed up among the first of us, showing his eagerness to don the gray. 
His "prep" davs at John Marshall stood him in good stead when the military life 
was taken up in earnest. He started early to make a name for himself, and at the 
end of the year had earned the golden stars of the distinguished man. 

It is to be feared that "Ben Turpin" was of the well-known "element" of our 
Third Class days. His exploits were many and varied. One night in particular he 
led the O. D. a merry chase into the "fifth stoop." Thanks to the kind intervention 
of a certain "Sub" he managed to escape. In spite of his somewhat hectic existence 
he managed to study enough to keep his stars for another year. 

Neglecting his undoubted mathematical ability, he decided to take Liberal Arts 
in preference to leading the hard life of an Engineer. His Liberal Artist "line" has 
held him up with uncertain success in the classroom, but with undoubted success in 
his relations with the fair sex. We who know him best feel that nothing but success 
can crown his future work. 

"That's £unn; — I didn't get a letter today." 






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Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Company Baseball; Tennessee Club. Third Class: 
Private Company "A"; Tennessee Club. Second Class: Private Company "A"; Company 
Baseball; Rifle Team; Secretary Mississippi-Tennessee Club; Marslial Final Ball. First 
Class; Private Company "A"; Mississippi-Tennessee Club; A. I. E. E.; Marshal Final 

"The Guard dies but never surrenders." 

Tiring of the undemocratic spirit of the Prussian Guard, Herr Alfred Clarence 
Von Schmidt brought his suitcase to V. M. I. on September 4, 1919. Alas! the 
young Prussian had to shine his own boots! Ay, t/iere Avas the rub, as well as 
upon the plates of S. E. I. The rodent da\s passed only too quickly, and our hero 
arrived on the scene on an entirely different fourth of September. 

"Dutch" exhibited real talent in the Third Class days. Not one accusation of 
chevron-coveting was filed against him. This extraordinary characteristic followed 
him through the remaining days. 

When the third September followed the fastly retreating footsteps of the first 
two, "Al" became attracted by a lively little creature that ever and anon exclaimed 
"which way does the current go, huh?" Being of an inquisitive nature, "Dutch" 
decided right then that he would master t/iat secret any way; hence "Monk" gained 
a valuable disciple in Electricity. 

The elusive chevrons caused the future Steinmetz no loss of sleep — 
"His belts were nearly tan. 
And over barracks he was known 
As the good old slippery man." 

At last "Dutch" weathered the rough seas of the first three years and sailed into 
the sedate calm of First Classdom. It was during this year that "Al's" romance 
was born, grew (?), and died (?). Mississippi misses had always received most 
of his attention, but the last one didn't miss him enough. Hops have always found 
him among those present, and it is rumored that one fair damsel once said: "I think 
he's cute." Regardless of such opinions, we know that the five-foot grin and good 
nature of "Dutch" will pull him through life with a good "rec" at the end. 
"I'll tell you whafs a fact " 




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William Hugh Shervin^ Jr., A.B. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Brute," "irillie" 

Fourtli Class: 

e Company '■C"; Richmond Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"E" : C. T. ; Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Company "E" ; Corn Club; Secre- 
tary Richmond Club; Hop Committee; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company 
"B"; Assistant Editor "Cadet"; Richmond Club; Hop Committee; A. P. S. A.; Marshal 
Final German. 

"Tho' modest, 6n his unembarrass'd brow 
Nature has written gentleman." 

A Richmond lad, having much of the rare air and grace of that rare citv of 
Southern aristocracy, "Brute" matriculated one September day at the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute. For four years he has kept the faith with the ''brother rats," and 
stands at last on the eve of completing this, his first real life's work. 

These few words, however, do not tell the full story by any manner of means, 
for "Willie" has played, since the first day, an important part in the history of 
'23. Even when a rat he was noted for his terpsichorean ability, and following 
the course of that talent we see him an important figure in the success of the Final 
Ball last June, and of the hops this year. 

As a Third Classman "Willie's" life was exciting, if not satisfying, and as a 
result things happened around the Institute for a certain period. Circumventing all 
the traps that would seek to bring him to disaster, however, he became in time a 
Second Classman, and left to the younger generation the risk of "carrying on." 

Here, though he made a mistake, with quick intuition he soon remedied it. This 
mistake was the election of Electrical Engineering, but when surrounded by amperes 
and volts he saw that he was worthy of a better field. 

As Assistant Editor of the Cadet, member of the Hop Committee and Liberal 
Artist, "Willie" works out a fairly busy year for a "Keydet." That outside in the 
world of every-day a correspondent success will be his is the hope of all of us who 
have known him. 

Thomas David Shiels, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Tom," "T. D.," "Ted," "IVar JVhoop" 

I'tiurth Class: Private Company "A"; Scrub Football Squad; Dramatic Club; Texas Club. 
Third Class: Private Company "F"; Dramatic Club; Texas Club. Second Class: Private 
Company "F" ; Track Team; Polo Squad; Dramatic Club; Comedy Club; Corn Club; A. 
S. C. E. ; Texas Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "F"; Track 
Team; Polo Squad; A. S. C. E. ; Te.\as Club; Marshal Final German. 



In the first place, if we believed all the wild tales that are related (and sometimes 
demonstrated), about what we do "down home," why then Texas, the Lone Star 
State, would have breakfast where supper ought to be, and oil wells in every back 
yard, and have in every town, at the public square on Saturday night, the weekly 
game of "tying a knot in the bull's tale." And of course we do not believe them ; 
that's one reason why we call Tom "War Whoop." So our earliest thoughts of him 
go to the Dramatic Club, where he took his first part in cadet life as a real wild 
Injun, ready to fight, kill, and see a good joke at almost any time. 

But we have since realized that he is not quite as bad as all that, and in "Tom" 
Green County, Texas, has one son of no small caliber. Scrub football was his first 
accomplishment, and then came polo and track, in both of which sports he held 
places on the varsity. In track he ably followed the winged feet of Mercury for 
a quarter of a mile. 

The true characteristic of "T. D." is that he says exactly what he thinks to 
whoever he thinks it ought to be said, caring not for the opinions of anyone, but 
for just what he thinks is fair, which is certainly one thing to be admired among 
men. Therefore we hate to tell old "Tom" good-bye, for he is certainly one of the 
truest and best friends we have had. Always ready to help everybody, and taking 
an interest in all cadet activities, we are sure that "Tom," with his hard common 
sense, will make as many true friends hereafter as he has made at V. M. I. 

"I'm a Culberry Chump." 


Fourth Class: Private Company "F"; Piedmont Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"F"; Piedmont Club. Second Class: Private Company "P"; Piedmont Club: Marshal 
Final Ball. Fii*st Class: Private Company "F"; Secretary O. G.'s Association; Sergcant- 
at-Arnis Literary Society; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final German. 

"With ear 

At four o'clock in the afternoon of September 4, 1919, new zest \Yas given to 
the weII-l<no%vn pastime of the proverbial "element." The cause of this sudden 
stimulation of interest was the appearance of a certain young "mister" who claimed 
to hai! from Callands, Va. Shortly after his initial appearance at the arch this 
parveniic received numerous callers from the Third Class and the name of "Rosebud" 
from his "brother rats." The rest of the year he devoted to the almost impossible 
task of explaining the exact location of his home town. 

As an "old cadet," his career shows fewer trials and tribulations and greater 
success. A Third Classman, he weathered the storm and returned to us the next 
year an earnest disciple of "Ole Rat." At this stage of the game, his theories con- 
cerning the eternal molecule became so important that "Rosebud" was forced to share 
honors with "Einstein" as a fitting appellation for the leader of chemists. The ap- 
pearance of his smiling countenance at the final ball marked the beginning of his 
efforts in the terpsichorean art, but not the end, for he has been "growling" con- 
sistently over "biscuits" ever since. 

His First Class year still further reflects the spirit of earnest endeavor which so 
characterized "Einstein" in his activities at X. M. I. — whether work or play. And 
in leaving, '23 can wish him nothing better than this: that he will make as complete 
a success in civil life as he has deservedly attained at V. M. I. 

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JoHK Alderson Simms, B.S. 


Born 1904. Matriculated 1920. 

"J. A.," "Alderson" 

Marshal Final 

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A few days after the Class of '23 embarked upon its career as a "mean third 
class" someone discovered a candidate for sergeant-major. On being asked his name 
the mouse prospective answered "Simms, Sir," "Charleston, W. Va., Sir." With 
many ups and downs, visits to his future classmate's rooms, "zips," "maxes," demerits, 
tours by night and by day, he floundered through the stormy and tempestuous year. 

Returning next fall, he decided to become a disciple of "Old Rat" after a 
lengthy consideration of time and labor. Alderson passed through his Second Class 
year "cool, calm and collected," and at last achieved the long-thought-of and 
cherished "F. C. P." 

On entering his First Class year, he became a member of the Ancient and Be- 
nevolent Order of the O. G.'s. The professors have nothing on him when it comes 
to H2SO4 and H2S. He does not claim to be the star of the Chemistry section, but 
in spite of that, he insists that there must be an "Aurora Borealis" somewhere around. 

We wish "J. A." much success teaching in some girls' school, as he says that is the 
only way that he can think of to make up for the three years' loss of time and 
"line" at the Institute. 

"Don't say anything." 



Valentine Wood Southall, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Turkey," "Young Judge," "Rodolph I'alentino" 

Fourth Clas8: Private Company "F" : Company Baseball. Third Class: Private Com- 
pany "F"; Varsity Baseball Squad, Second Class; Private Company "F" ; Varsity Base- 
ball; Monogram Club; Polo Association; A. S. C. E. ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: 
Private Company "F"; Varsity Baseball; Monogram Club; President O. G.'s Association; 
A. S. C. B. ; Literary Society; Piedmont Club; Marshal Final German. 

"The measure of life is not length, but honesty." 

Hail, the conquering hero comes! Thus heralded, "Turkey" Southall, star first 
baseman of the Dinwiddle Court House, Va., Baseball Team, arrived on the scene 
at historic old Lexington in the fall of 1919. His arrival being heralded in advance 
by the Dinwiddle Bi-Montlily Attempt, Valentine was awarded a hearty welcome 
by the Third Class Reception Club. He at once made a great hit, due to the numer- 
ous and manifold arts of which he was a past master. Not the least impressive of 
these was a demonstration of the proper method of batting "as imparted to me by 
Ty Cobb in his rosiest days." 

The Fourth and Third Class years of his voyage at the military life being sailed 
without mishap, the mantle of Second Class dignity was expected to descend upon 
this stalwart lad's shoulders. But, sad to relate, "W. W." threw off his mask of 
solemn demeanor and displayed a rare fund of wit and humor, the like of which 
had never before been seen at V. M. I. Wherever "Valentine" went, jo}' was seen 
to reign supreme. 

"Turkey," in the athletic life of the Institute, proved himself a mainstay of the 
baseball team by holding down first base in true big league style. Unanimously 
elected President of the O. G.'s Association, he has proved himself worthy of all the 
trust and confidence reposed in him. As a follower of "Oley," he has displayed qual- 
ities which portend a great future in the engineering world. But it is as a steadfast 
friend and true comrade, "Turkey," that you will be remembered by your classmates, 
in whose hearts your name will be forever enshrined. 

'■Slow down! Where's the fire?" 


Theodore Hart Spindle, A.B. 


1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Sergeant Lily," "T 

Fourth Class: Private Company 
Company "F"; Episcopal Church Ch 
Company "F" ; Episcopal Churcl 
First Class: Private Company ' 
St Virginia Club; 11-2 Quartet 

Southwest Virginia Club. Third Class: Pr 
; Southwest Virginia Club. Second Class: Private 
r; Southwest Virginia Club; Marshal Final Ball. 

ry Society; Episcopal Church Choir; South- 

^. ; Marshal Final German. 

"Four score and twenty years ago" — well, not quite that long ago, "Tedo" scaled 
"t other mounting" opposite Christianshurg, inquired how to get out of Roanoke, and 
found a new home (?) at Lexington. "Tedo" became a good "rat," although the 
ambition for a corporal never burned within his breast. Nay, his aspirations were 
turned to the higher pursuit of Cupid's game for some four years. 

The Third Class year treated "Tedo" kindly, in that he was never lowered to the 
point of wearing chevrons. He did succeed in holding a berth in the Field Artillery, 
however, and remembers a certain mounted trip over the hurdles. 

The ring year was "Tedo's" most eventful season, for it was at the beginning of 
this year that "Ted" raised himself to the higher (Liberal) Arts of V. M. L It 
was also during this term that a certain forlorn look found a place upon his soulful 
visage. The announcement was sent to him just before the restful trip to Buena 
Vista, but then his amorous trouble was drowned in aqua pura. It was an ordinary 
occurrence for "Tedo" to spout poetry and music at this time, some original 
appreciated. The music of his harmonica has completely routed many a gloomy 
hour, and the moral support of the Artillery Quartet has determined many a tactical 
engagement for that organization, chiefly because of the rich tenor of the Christians- 
burg youth. 

In his First Class year once more the forlorn appearance enveloped his features, 
but the "rest cure" was not demanded this year. The easy sailing of First-Classdom 
was a well earned reward of "Tedo's" successful endeavor, but his true reward shall 
come in life, to which he will take the soul of a poet, combined with the stern sense 
of realities that V. M. I. has given him. 

"Let's cut to see who gets some ice cream." 

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ToiM Ganaway Spratt, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1918. 

"Tom," "Jack," "Sprig" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "E." Third Class: Co^rporal Company "B." Second 
Class: Private Company "E" ; FLE; Scrub Football: Episcopal Church Choir; Marshal 
Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "E"; FLE; Wrestling Squad; "Outrage" Staft; 
Episcopal Church Choir; Literary Society; A. P. S. A.; Southwest Virginia Club; Mar- 
shal Final German. 

" — We'll forth and fight, 
Do deeds -worth praise and tell you them at night." 

It was in the fall of 191 8 when this worthy first appeared in the Arch, fresh 
from the hallowed precincts of the Episcopal High School. "Tom" went through the 
hard knocks of his "rat" year as a "rat" should, and was rewarded at finals with 
corporal's chevrons. 

During "Jack's" Third Class year he was subject to all the Bolshevik diseases 
that fall to the lot of the "M. T. C.'s," but he survived them and in due time came 
back as a dignified Second Classman. 

"Tom" decided to becom a protege of "Ole Rat," but after a year of dallying with 
sundrv acids, bases, and salts, he became convinced that he had missed his calling, so 
he deserted his brother molecules to join the "Hay Hounds" as a follower of "College 
Bill." Since then "Jack" has been a shining light to all beholders in the academic 

"Tom" was never a military genius, and in this he bears out the truth of the 
statement that "The Bull is Mightier than the Bullet." 

When "Jack" receives his sheepskin and "Auld Lang Syne" has played, the 
Corps will have lost a true Cadet of whom the Institute may well be proud. "Jack," 
although you did not start with '23, you have been one of the truest of the true, and 
in saying good-bye, we wish you all the success and happiness that this world has 
to offer. 

"Say. who's got two bits?" 







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Literary Soc 
Circulation I 

Ben Brandon Stone, Jr., A.B. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1920. 

"Eddie," "B. B.," "Stone Age" 

Company "A"; Texas Club. Second Class: Private Company "^ 
sas Club: Marshal Final Ball. Fii-st Class: Private Company ''A 
"Cadet"; Literary Society; A. P. S. A.; Texas Club; Marshal Fil 


We feel like apologizing for introducing the face of the gentleman above "to all 
whom it may concern." And the reason is that e'er long this may be the most 
famous man in America, ranking beside George Washington and Herbert J. Hoover, 
respectively the Father and Feeder of their country. "Eddie B." came to us from 
so far down South that he did not arrive until the beginning of our Third Class year. 
But he had picked up wisdom somewhere, for he soon kidded the almost-wizards 
of our Faculty into believing that he knew as much about the elusive conchoid and 
disappearing differential as "Old Man Paralytic Geometry" himself. Entering the 
Second Class, he swore fealty to Liberal Arts and, as ever before, hitched his wagon 
to a light-house. 

Having found the greater love, he remained ever faithful to "Her," though not at 
all times scorning her — to him — less beautiful sisters. No Romeo ever barked so 
successfully under a balcony as does this Master of Hearts. It is a great pity to 
think that, if he sticks to law, the highest that he can ever rise will be to the bench 
of the Supreme Court. We are backing you to a man, Brandon, for the sake of 
the Institute and '23. May your path be always the stern road of difficult success 
that makes the greatest man. 

"What a beautiful bird the frog are!" 





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George Woodson Sydnor, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Sid," "Chink," "Skeezix" 

Foarth Class; Private Company "D": Company Baseball; John Marshall Club; Rich- 
mond Club. Third Class: Private Company "D" ; Company Baseball; John Marshall Club; 
Richmond Club. Second Class: Private Company "D" ; Track Squad; Company Baseball; 
Richmond Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "D"; Company 
Baseball; A. I. E. B. ; Literary Society; Richmond Club; Marshal Final German. 

"A Big Dog among ladies 

dangerous thing." 

Look again at the image and superscription above, all ye who read as ye run, and 
behold the Chief of the Howling Hound Dervishes, the Lord High Potentate of the 
Monster Canines. Truly he twists a jaunty instep at the hops, and hands "Her" 
ever and oft an oration second not to the Phillipics of Demosthenes. 

"Sid" made his debut with the rest of us in the grey, glooiny days of September, 
1919. His "coming-out party," likewise, was afforded by the Third Class — our 
friends the enemy. Except for a certain reference to the "front porch," and another 
to an old cadet, made when he was half-asleep and not responsible, he negotiated 
the rat year successfully in the ranks of "D" Co., which organization he has faith- 
fully stuck to until the last. As a Third Classman George was a typical represen- 
tative of a Bull-she-wistic crowd, and yet found time to elude the wiles of "B. D." 
and "Monk," upon which he determined to take Electrical Engineering and find out 
the reason Benjamin Franklin put up a kite instead of an umbrella when the rain 
came on. And yet, in spite of the fact that he conscientiously studies when the time 
for work is at hand, it is rumored that the letters addressed to him form one of the 
chief reasons why the U. S. Postal Service is continually complaining of overwork. 

We characterize George as a "keydet" serious without somberness, brilliant with- 
out showiness, and manly without restraint. And V. M. L rightly expects much of 
him, as we know that to whom much is given, much must be forthcoming in after life. 

"Laugh it off, Son, laugh it oft," 


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EsTEs Carter Thompson, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 


"Skinny," "Eihe," "Shorly" 

Fom-th Class: Private Company "C"; Piedmont Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"C"; Piedmont Club. Second Class: Private Company "C" ; Polo Association; Piedmont 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"; A. I. E. E. ; Marslial Pinal 

Some men come to the Institute for an education, others because they desire mili- 
tary training, and still others because they admire the place. Which of these three 
influences brought this young man into our midst we — and he — are not able to say. 
Whatever the reason, ^ve are mighty glad he came among us, for we can hardly 
imagine what we would have done without him. 

Coming from the Piedmont region of the sovereign state of Virginia, he, with no 
show of pride at all, calmly announced that Chatham was his home. He tried during 
his "rat" year to live the fact down, but hasn't succeeded even into the fourth genera- 
tion of his First Class year. 

A highbrow, he has been in the choice company of the First Section always. And 
although his picture doesn't show it, he is really intelligent. Such was his propensity 
for Math and other evils of a like nature, that he chose, after serving under "B. D." 
for a year, electricity as a life calling. 

This has not been a call answered in vain, for in spite of the dread which his 
less brilliant brother electricians hold for their distinguished professors, they hold no 
fear for our young genius. 

There is, however, a force that can strike fear into his heart, and strange to 
say, this Power is not masculine. That in time he will overcome this temerity we 
sincerely hope and fervently pray, but whether in her or in someone else you real- 
ize your dreams, "Skinny," we hope that they will be of the happiest kind in 
the world. 

"Aw, go t'ell!" 

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Barbour Newman Thornton, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Pigeon," "Pige," "Barbour" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "B." Third Class: Corporal Company "B," Second Class: 

Sergeant Company "B" ; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "B"; A. I, 
E. E. ; Episcopal Church Vestry; Marshal Final German, 

"The birds they sing upon the wing, the pigeons bill and coo.*' 

In the fall of 1919 a varied collection of individuals presented themselves at 
V. M. I. as candidates for matriculation, and among this bunch was one Barbour 
Thornton. Now to the outside world this fact may or may not be significant, but to 
us who have passed four long years in his company it means a great deal. 

Coming from the oldest inland town in America, he, like the rest of us, found 
things different from what he expected. Quickly adjusting himself to the situation, 
he soon caught on to the main features of the place. Finding that some of his 
"brother rats" were not so quick to learn, he tried to give them a little of his hard- 
earned experience, and this was nearly his undoing, for the old cadets resented his 
encroachments on their rights. 

Enduring the hardships of that year, the next September found him back a cor- 
poral and a Third Classman. At the hops the gold on his sleeves seemed to shine 
even brighter than the chevrons of mere captains, and it was here that he found 
his real worth and position. 

The dignity of the Second Class descending on him in due time, the young gentle- 
man decided to favor the world and electricians in general by taking their course. 
He has continued his studies even unto his First Class year and hopes to bring them 
to a successful close this June. Whether he continues along this path or decides upon 
some other profession as his life's work, we know that success will be his, for he 
possesses the enduring qualities of a sterling character, and the best wishes of all 
who have been fortunate to know him go with hira. 




Archer Edmond Turner, B.S. 


Born 1902. Matriculated 1919. 

"Archie," "Duck," "Tunner" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "F" ; Company Baseball; Georgia Club. Third Class: 
Corporal Company "F"; Gym Squad; Georgia Club. .Second Class: Sergeant Company 
"F"; Gym Team; Monogram Club; Rifle Team; Minstrel Show; Georgia Club; Marshal 
Final Ball. I'irst Private Company "E"; Captain and Manager Gym Team; Mon- 
ogram Club; Quartet; A. I. E. E. ; Georgia Club; Marshal Final German. 






Swapping peaches for ham for a period of four j'ears, this lad came into our 
midst in September, 1919, with high ideals and aspirations. Today his ideals re- 
main on their same high plane, and his aspirations have been intensified by four 
years of constant striving. 

As a rat, like most of us, he "pulled something gross," and the pain of living 
through that era was only compensated by the flash of gold that appeared on his 
sleeve the night of the Final Ball, when we see him in the full glory of a Third 
Classman. The pitfalls and snares that most of us seem unable to avoid in this 
critical period were somehow weathered by "Archie," and he came out of the melee 
ahead of the game. 

A dignified Second Classman, a Sergeant, and totally absorbed in the mvsteries 
of the volt and ampere, "Archie" settled down to fool the boys and pass everything. 
He has now passed over the road that is the final stretch to the precious document. 

Spending a part of his vacations in Virginia, it could only be in the course of 
events that there would soon be an attraction to this locality other than the atmos- 
phere. In Archie, '23 boasts of a man who has the will and power to succeed, 
but who has more than this: the capacity to make himself a friend of whom everyone 
is proud. 

"There's a discrepancy somewhere." 


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Russell Acker Turner, A.B. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Rus," "Rusty," "Rat" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C"; V. M. I. S. S. ; Alabama Club. Third Class: Cor- 
poral Company "C"; Literary Society; V. M. I. S. S. & C. ; Secretary Alabama Club. 
Second Class: Sergeant Company "C" : Treasurer "Bullet"; Literary Society; Alabama 
Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C" ; Treasurer "Bomb"; A. 
P. S. A.; Alabama Club; Marshal Final German. 

all in all. 
:e again." 

This military-looking genius, having attended a military school in his younger 
days, during which tender feelings were instilled in his heart for uniforms and all 
things military, accordingly decided to take up the pursuit of knowledge at the far- 
famed military school of the South. Thus one "Rus" Turner descended into our 
midst a gloomy day in the fall of '19, and began his glorious career at V. M. I. 

After many varied experiences, he passed through the rathood dajs, being known 
as one of the running "newly cadets" of '23, and being admitted early to the Royal 
Order of "Dikers." When Finals appeared upon the calendar, as usual "Rus" was 
not forgotten, for his name appeared upon the list of corporals with some fiftj-nine 
other of his "brother rats." 

Russell passed through a very successful Third Class year, as indicated by the 
fact that at Finals he again held down a much coveted position, a place on the list 
of Sergeants. It was in this year that he decided to specialize in Artillery, which 
was afterwards the cause of his spending many joyful hours under the invigorat- 
ing sun and among the relentless mosquitoes of Edgewood, Md. 

As a First Classman Russell returned a full-fledged wearer of the cape and 
paletot, and it was during this happy period of existence that he completed his col- 
lection of pictures of fair Southern "Queens." This collection is the pride of his 
heart, and has graced his shelf for the past two years. 

Our hero is now well on his way down the golden path to success, and it is with 
a mingled feeling of joy and sadness that we bid him farewell — joy when we think 
of the wonderful future which awaits him, and sadness when we realize that '23 
Vvill lose but not forget a true friend and comrade. 

"That's not the halt of it." 



Thomas Hunt Vaden, B.S. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 

"Simp," "T. Hound," "Rodolp/i Valentino" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A": Piedmont Club. Third Class: Private Company 
"A"; Piedmont Club. Second Class: Private Company "F"; Piedmont Club; Polo Asso- 
ciation; Marshal Final Ball. lirst Class: Private Company "F" ; Polo Association; 
A. I. B. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

•■And what I dare to dream of. dare to do." 

Time: September 3. Place: O. D.'s Office, Washington Arch. 

Characters: Officer of the Day and T. Hunt Vaden. 

First Scene: O. D. (as rat slides in the O. D.'s office): "Mister! What do you 
mean by sliding in her<? Get the h — out of here!" Second Scene (Rat slides in 
again) : "Mister, didn't I tell you not to come in here?" Rat: "Yes, sir, but I thought 
it was because I hadn't made a good slide, and you wanted me to try it over again." 

Such was the reputation "Simp" acquired in his first days among us, and such his 
reputation has been through his four years. Living the rat year as best he could, 
he came back the following September a typical Third Classman, revelling in the 
delights of all Third Classmen and running demerits. At the end of that year, 
however, he decided that V. M. I. had narrowed him too much, and decided to 
travel. With "Grandma" Robertson as a companion, he visited the old world, and 
was so delighted that he stayed too long in Holland and his boat left him stranded 
without a return passage. He showed what \'. M. I. had done for him by returning 
in time to start his candidacy for the degree under "Pussyfoot." 

Always a hound with the ladies, it is at the hops that "Simp" truly asserts him- 
self and comes to the front. If your success in the material world is on the same 
plane as your success with the ladies, "Simp," the members of '23 will be borrowing 
millions from you in about ten years. 

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rourtli Class: Piivate Company "C" : Episcopal Church Choir. Third Class: Corporal 
Company "C" : Episcopal Church Choir. Second Class: Private Company "C" ; Polo As- 
sociation; Polo Squad; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "C"; A. I. 
S. E. ; Marshal Final German. 

When, two minutes after the ultimate joy-note of "Fanny Doolancy's" penny 
trumpet tAvo hours before daybreak, "Weena" launches from the hay like a young 
submarine destroyer from harbor, the air is filled with flying shoes, leggins, over- 
coats, and language. His roommates depart suddenly to avoid injury — "Eddie's" 
getting ready for the Marathon to reveille. Eight hundred of these has he attended 
in four years, running 'em close with the rest of us, and now we have all reached 
the days when we must sound an everlasting taps to our career at V. M. I., and turn 
our faces outward, toward the world. 

As a rat "Edwina" realized the mighty eloquence of enforced silence and many 
wrinkles between the shoulder-blades, and in the next year, impressed by the value 
of early intensive training, passed these lessons on to those who came after. Passing 
the Acheron of Third Class Math with "B. D." Charon as boatman, he entered into 
the Elysium (?) of Electricity. 

Chasing the elusive thermo-coupllng from a Belgian hare to a cross-eyed guinea 
pig, scratching the hardwood surface until wild thought was generated, he has run 
the gamut of the Immortal 75-and-above, and landed on top of the world and his 
diploma. Which means to him the beginning of a new and greater life in Clarke 
County, Virginia, or elsewhere, attended by the love of maidens and the good-will 
of friends who care for him better than he cares for himself. But for us of '23 
it means a "Good-bye!" that is harder than the thoughts of home. "Weena," know- 
that we look to you to ride life over the hurdles of success with the same firm seat 
that has held you on the backs of the greenest-eyed devils in the Artillery stables. 

ill take no slack tonight. Riley:" 




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Morton Duke Winchester, A.B. 


Born 1900. Matriculated 1919. 


"Duke," "Windy," "Mart" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "A"; Scrub Football; Track Squad; Company Baseball; 
Texas Club. Third Class: Corporal Company "B"; Scrub Football; Track Squad; Wrest- 
ling Squad; Boxing Squad; Company Baseball; Texas Club. Second Class: Color Ser- 
geant; Scrub Football; Track Squad; Wrestling and Boxing Team; Company Baseball; 
Texas Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Lieutenant Company "F" ; Varsity Foot- 
ball; Varsity Track; Captain Varsity Boxing Team; Monogram Club; Athletic Council; 
Texas Club; Marshal Final German. 

"Better like Hector in the fight) to die. 


like a perfunied Pa 

and fly." 

Hailing from Galveston, this son of the Lone Star State was much surprised at 
the \yarm welcome accorded him in the fall of '19, but, rising to the occasion, he 
soon made a reputation for "running" that brought him peace as a "rat." During 
that year he helped make the Flying Squadron by hard and rough work in the back- 
field of the Junior Varsity. 

In his Third Class year he distinguished himself by his ability to avoid the 
pitfalls of a "mean third-classman," and by rising in rank as a corporal. 

During "Duke's" Second Class year no parade was complete until he strutted down 
the field carrying the Colors, and no football scrimmage complete unless he was in the 
thick of it. In track he wielded a wicked javelin. What spare time he had after 
wiiting to Jacksonville, Florida, each day, he devoted to boxing and polo, in both of 
which he starred. 

His First Class year opened auspiciously, with his only two bad habits showing 
up: "ascending gold," as he now wears a first lieutenant's stripes, and "dogging," 
at which he is equally successful. 

During all four years he has been a faithful and hard worker in athletics and 
all other activities that help to better the Institute. He is a man of unusual force 
of character, and with a keen perception of right and wrong. He is admired and 
loved by all, and when he passes from these walls, the Institute will lose a worthy 
son and the world gain a real man. 

So here's to you, "Windy," may you be as successful in life as you have been as 
a "keydet." We are proud to call you a classmate, and know that wherever you go 
the Institute will feel it an honor to call you a son. 
"Did I get a letter?" 



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Robert Walter Withers, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Bob," "Runt," "Curley" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "C" ; Tidewater Club, Third Class: Corporal Company 
"D" : Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company "D"; Wrestling Team; Corn 
Club; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "D"; Man- 
ager Scrub Baseball; President Tidewater Club; Marshal Final German. 

In commemorating the many deeds which have been done by a roommate 
throughout the good and bad days of a four-year career at college, there is a tempting 
desire to give just his faults, and thereby shorten our article to — nothing (?). 

Starting from the very beginning \st were all rats together, and that in itself 
denotes silence and unimportance. But, following in his brother's footsteps, "Runt" 
soon proved that size does not make the man, and we found in him a dependable 
and level-headed friend. It has generally been accepted that all people from Suffolk 
necessarily raise peanuts, talk peanuts, and eat peanuts, but this one has broken all 
records and is just a real human being, taking an interest in all "keydet" activities, 
and making himself useful whenever opportunity affords. And so it is needless to 
commemorate in detail each year as we have passed along, but there are several out- 
standing features which deserve mention. 

In the Third Class year he was Corporal Withers, and in the following year 
he was Sergeant Withers, but he never forgot that a soldier boy is not the only 
pebble on the beach. Being inspired by the ambition of all cadets to succeed in 
athletics, "Runt" made the wrestling team in his Second Class year, and is now- 
wrestling with anything from temptation on down, in a most professional way. 

In a few concluding expressions from one man against his hated roommate, we 
might say that "Runt's" keen sense of humor, his congenial manner, and his common 
sense, will fit in almost anywhere from matrimonial down to business success. And 
so, "Bob," whether in peanuts or in the ice plant, we may know that friendship to 
'23 is still the outstanding feature. 



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John Eggleston Woodward, B.S. 


Born 1903. Matriculated 1919. 

"Johnny," "Baby John," "Little One" 

Fourth Class: Private Company "D"; Tidewater Club. Third Class: Corporal Co 
"C": Tidewater Club. Second Class: Sergeant Company "D" ; Varsity Wrestling; 
gram Club: Advertising Manager "Bullet"; Tidewater Club; Marshal Final Ball. 
Class: Private Company "D" ; Captain and Manager Wrestling Team; Monogi-ai 


"Bomb" ; 


M. C. A. Cabinet; 

all he kne 

Picture below the likeness of '23's "smallest in stature but biggest in brain." John 
is a living example of the old adage that ''inches do not make the man," for in all 
lines of endeavor, military and academic, he has been successful. 

From the very outset of his career as a "rat," John has been the pace-setter of 
the first section, and the stars on his coatee collar bear silejit testimony to his ability 
in his chosen course of Electrical Engineering. In other lines he has met with equal 
success. In his Third Class year he became one of Dockery's "chosen sixty," and 
later was universally proclaimed one of the most capable sergeants in the battalion. 
Sensing the freedom and irresponsibility of his "brother rats" upon whom fortune's 
light had shone more kindly, he elected to become one of their number, and in his 
last year became a charter member of the O. G.'s. As advertising manager of the 
Bomb he proved an invaluable asset to his class, though it was as captain of the 
most famous wrestling team ever produced at V. M. 1. that John is most famous. 
For the fair sex, however, "Baby" has never shown an affinity, consistently main- 
taining that he has yet to find one who can make his heart beat even a wee bit faster. 

Possessing as you do, "Johnny," all those qualities which compose the real man, 
we know that you will be as successful in overcoming all future obstacles as you 
have been in vanquishing your opponents on the mat. 

"Ain't got none." 

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Morris Norwood Yarborough, B.S. 


Born 1901. Matriculated 1919. 

"Skinny," "Earl" 

Fourth Class; Private Company "E" ; Track Squad; John Marshall Club; Richmond Club. 
Third Class: Corporal Company "E" ; Track Squad; John Marshall Club; Richmond Club. 
Second Class: Sergeant Company "E" ; Varsity Track; Monogram Club; V. V.'s; Rich- 
mond Club; Marshal Final Ball. First Class: Private Company "E" ; Varsity Track; 
Monogram Club; All-Stars; A. I. E. E. ; Richmond Club; Marshal Final German. 

"And then he danced!" 

When "Skinny," First Earl of Yarborougli, transferred iiimself and his loyal 
retinue of "brother-rats-to-be" from his luxurious private car on the C. & O. tracks 
to V. M. I., there bad never been such a hot time in Barracks since Hunter's raid. 
However, the Earl, under the directorship of the kind but firm corporal, rapidly 
accustomed himself to the change without the many flourishes befitting his rank but 
so illy befitting his position. 

"Skinny" for four }ears has been most fortunate in fooling the "powers that be." 
For a year, the faculty being unable to see beyond a pair of intellectual horn-rims, 
he wore stars ; for two and a half years he wore chevrons, first as corporal and 
then as sergeant, and for four years, the coaches being kind-hearted, he ran on the 
Track Team and even pulled down a monogram. We, who always get caught up 
with, envy him his success, but willingly give him credit for obtaining the three 
honors V. M. I. offers — stars, chevrons, and monogram — and for upholding the fine 
old Yiddish name of "Yarborough." 

The Earl can keep time to music with any part of his body, and, though his 
peerage has often been questioned, his rank as a clog dancer is above suspicion, for 
he can do with his knees, legs, feet, and arms, what an Italian Duke could never do 
with spaghetti. This ability has created a demand for him at Cadet Minstrels as 
well as at the hops. 

We are sure that Morris will get by in the cold, cold world as well as he has 
at V. M. I. At least, that is all that is necessary to wish for him. When we start 
to look for him, we expect to find him "floating on gravy," if there is gravy to float on. 

"Oh hell!" 



To tke Old Academic Building 

(Now demolished to make \vay for the fourth wing of barracks) 

They've torn you down. No more you'll stand 
With clock-tower overtopping, grand, 
The barracks, with your loud command— 

"Bong! Bong! to class!" 
Our bombs have burst your window-panes, 
"Wink's" drawing class no more complains. 
Your photograph alone remains — 

It will not pass. 

We see you as on New Year's night 

We placed that '23 in sight 

Upon your front, to shine so bright 

On us around. 
And when the clock struck twelve, the cry, 
"Red, White and Yellow floats on high!" 
Rose up where '23 stood by 

Upon the ground. 

You're gone. New barracks takes your place, 
New towers, yet your turrets trace 
Their deep-scored lines across the face 

Of memory high ; 
Those who remember here may see 
Your turrets in the days to be. 
You bear our motto — '23, 

And V. M. I. 

—J. DeW. H., '23. 

Designed by S. P. Foster, '23. Manufactured by the Chas. H. Elliott Company 


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Adams, M. V. 
Anderson, S. T. 
Barringer, J. H. 
Beecher, J. N. 
Behr, a. 
BowjMan, J. M. 
Brazleton, J. 
Brooks, T. L. 
Bruck, L. H. 
Buracker, J. A. 
Butler, H. L. 
Campbell, W. D, 
Carev, M. 
Casey, R. E. 


comegys, w. 
Copenhaver, R. 
Cornelius, W. L. 
Crane, W. E. 
Culpepper, C. 
Cunningham, J. 
Dabney, a. E. 
Dennis, H. B. 
Denny, C. O. 
Drinnard, J. E. 
Duncan, T. W. 

Fargo, W. 
Farrar, W. C. 

Fletcher, L. 
Fox, R. 

Gardere, J. P. 
Gill, L. 
Greenwood, A. W. 
Graves, C. C. 
Hardwick, M. 
Harris, J. A. 
Hendon, G. 
Herrman, W. 


Ingram, W. B. 
Irby, F. B. 


Lafollette, L. M. 
List, R. C. 
Lloyd, H. M. 
lowenburg, c. 
McCampbell, T. 
McFerran, W. R. 


McQuail, W. 
Mallory', F., Jr. 
Mathews, J. F. 
Mitchell, J- 
Nash, W. L. 
Nicholson, C. M. 
Nixon, S. 
Pawley, E. p. 

Peeples, T. G. 
Phelan, G. R. 
Phillips, T. 
Porter, P. B. 
Pressler, H. p. 
Rice, H. B. 
Richardson, R. 
Riess, M. 
Reid, J. G. 
Roberds, C. 
Romeyn, C. 
ruffin, j. r. 
Saunders, C. W. 
Saunders, H. DeB. 
Sawyer, T. L. 
Sloase, H. p. 
Smith, G. A. 
Stacy, E. A. 
Stearns, C. E. 
Stewart, P. K. 


Thornton, IL W. 
Turner. W. M. 
Ward, E. 
Weaver, C. 
Weisel, A. 
Wells, W. S. 
Williams, J. R. 
Wooldridge, W. p. 

March 17, 1923, 9:30 P. M. 

S. P. Foster, Toastmaster 

To the Class R. G. Hunt 

To Our Alma Mater ... J. W. Caldwell 

To the Ladies R. L. Davis 

To the Officers V. W. Southall 

To the Privates H. CoSTOLO 

To the Athletes . . 

To Our Ex-Classmates . . G. A. Pennlman 
To '23 from Ex-Classmates . . R. S. Terrv 
To the Element . . . . A. T. Gwathmey 

To the Others F. C. Maloney 

Ode to the Class J. D. Hankins 

. . C. P. Light, Jr. 


Capriconus Cocktail 

Strained Chicken Gumbo in Cup 

Celery Hearts Queen Olives 

Salted Nuts Sweet Mixed Pickles 

Oeufs de Poisson D'alose 

Julienne Potatoes, Flatte 

Roast Vermont Turkey 

English Peas 

Petit Fours 

Fruit Punch 



Oyster Stuffing 

Asparagus Tips, Bonne Femme 

Yams Sucre 

Salade Imperiale 
Biscuit Glace Jackson 


Cranberry Sauce 

French Rolls 

Salteens and Cheese 


S. P. Foster, Chairman 
C. S. Ramsav 

First Class History 

E promise all we are able to give to the Institute in future years when, 
a class fully coalesced, we shall come into our own. In all things we 
have tried to uphold the honor and show the spirit of V. M. 1." — Quo- 
tation from the first History of the Class of '23. 

There have been, before our time this day in June, 1923, eighty- 
three classes who have formed in front of three successive Superin- 
tendents of V. M. I. and taken the diploma of graduation. This seems a cold and 
bare statement of a simple fact, but not a one of those who have stood with his fellow- 
classmen at such a time will ever fail to remember the feelings that stirred in him as 
he was awarded that certificate of strong, earnest labor and unfailing attention to 
duty. It is our answer to the accolade given to the squires of old when they were 
dubbed knights. Thus hailed as men of V. M. I., we go from our cadet life to find 
for ourselves the way to high success and honor in the new fields of our work and 

Four years ago we came, the meekest of the meek. Since then we have gone through 
a system of evolution the like of which Spencer never knew. This was the first year 
that saw R. O. T. C. training at V. M. I., and our earliest work along this line was in 
artillery materiel. Every year a smaller, fitter body has gathered — smaller, for of a 
necessity certain men in the course of time have left us, and fitter, for every year has 
added to our ability and comprehension — to press the fight for V. M. I. and '23. 

Erasing all the memories of our rodent days in the blaze and glory of our bombs, 
we caused some of our revered officers much discomfort by breaking all the windows 
in their quarters in the snow-ridden depths of winter. Moved by the Commandant to 
our old rooms of the former year, we passed through a hard-fought class war, the im- 
memorial special guard, and the remainder of the delirium of a Third Class year. 

The autumn of 1921 brought us back more than ever "keydets" of and for V. AI. I. 
Split up into the various departments of study and the R. O. T. C, we yet constituted 
a unit of strength, hanging together as a class in all things. Rings and increased priv- 
ileges came to us in the course of time, and our ways of looking at things changed for 
the third time in as many years. It was only left for Mays, as Master of Revels, to 
hold sway over that wild crowd of calic, keydets, and alumni that thronged Jackson 
Hall as long as the music crashed like meeting sword-blades, while the moon floating 
in the sky gave place to the gray dawn — the Final Ball. 

Two hours after its close, at eight o'clock on the morning of June 23, 1922, the 
whole class was bound northward for the R. O. T. C. camps. Once there, we had 
the opportunity of making the close acquaintance of many mosquitoes, much overpower- 
ing heat, more dirt, and all-day drills until the 26th of July. We also had a welcomed 
opportunity, in every camp but one, of comparing our type of military training with that 
of other colleges, and our estimate of the system of V. M. I. rose yet higher in com- 

We now came to the final term of our cadet life. We took upon our shoulders — 
we hope with the seriousness of responsibility mingling with our naturally rollicking 

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outlook on life — the burden of carrying through our year as the First Class of V. M. I. 
Of F. C. P. and the honor of our position we have had our share ; the first we have 
availed ourselves of even beyond the limits of the law, the second we have upheld with 
all the wisdom that has come to us with the passing years. 

With Hunt as president and Caldwell as vice-president, '23 found itself peculiarly 
fortunate in having such men at the helm through each year of its life as a class. 
No praise too high could be yielded these men, our class officers. 

As became us, we gave many men to the teams that have fought hard for the Red, 
White, and Yellow in victory, and harder yet in defeat. On the football teams of 
V. M. I. played Hunt, Harrison, Costolo, MacGregor, Winchester, Caldwell and 
Pretlow. Kyle, Cure, Maloney, Semans and Page, F., made names for themselves in 
basketball, while Southall, Page, F., Hart and Caldwell were towers of strength on 
the baseball diamond. In track we gave Costolo, Moore, W., Yarborough, Gwathmey, 
Porter, T., Shiels and MacGregor. Porter, T., Winchester and Goode were on the 
boxing team. Woodward, Franklin, E., and Withers were our matmen, while Turner, 
A. and Ryland won monograms in gymnasium. Barrow, Brame, Penniman and Daube 
made up the first V. M. I. team to play intercollegiate polo. 

And now a period has been set to our endeavor, good or ill. It is not ours to pre- 
dict what shall be permanent, and what transitory, nor may we praise or blame. Any 
part of our four years' passage through this life of the Institute is of a piece with the 
rest and with the annals of V. M. I. For we shall always have in life the memory 
that we have fulfilled, in all that we were ever able, our promise to do all that we 
were given to do. And we have kept our faith with the past: "We promise . . . 
in all things ... to uphold the honor and show the spirit of V. M. I." We put our 
hands to the plow of high action, not turning back, and we shall thus keep facing to 
the front always, for — V. M. I. and our Class of '23. 


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Second Class History 

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ixM NOTHER short summer having passed, September 8, 1922, found us 
again answering that dreaded call at 6:05 a. m. Having "finned out" 
together and passed the stages of "rathood" successfully, we now looked 
with scorn upon the imdignified acts of a Third Classman — we who 
wore the two stripes of the important Second Classmen. We were now 
upper classmen, and each of us fully realized the necessity for prepara- 
tion for our future life's work. The first problem soon confronted us — that of decid- 
ing upon our course. Was it to be Liberal Arts, Civil, Electrical, or Chemical En- 
gineering? The divisions went along the usual lines, with Liberal Arts somewhat 
the favorite. 

At the first meeting of the class we re-elected Faulkner and Jordan, the two men 
who guided us safely through the trials and hardships of the "bomb days," presi- 
dent and vice-president respectively. At another important election, W. L Jordan and 
S. B. UpDyke were chosen to lead the Final Ball, and they, ably assisted by Garber 
and his "Harmonious Six," will make possible one of the greatest events of our cadet- 

This year has been one of the best and most enjoyable years at the Institute, and 
there are many things by which the Class of '24 will always be remembered ; among 
these is our showing in athletics. In football, we were represented by such Varsity 
men as Faulkner, Ryder, Carlton, Briggs, Denton, Huntt, Atwell and McColgan, 
while to the Scrubs we gave Saunders, Baird, R., Bickford, Baughan, Osnato, Palmer, 
Doty and Letcher. In basketball were Ryder (captain). Miller, G. H., Faulkner and 
Saunders. In the first year of boxing and wrestling as a monogram sport these two 
branches of athletics were materially aided by such men as Carlton, Denton, Baird, R., 
Knox, Lewis, Ferguson, Lacy, Yates, J., Bickford and Chaudoin. It is yet too early 
to make any predictions concerning baseball and track, but from last year we have 
Faulkner, Ryder, and Saunders in the former, and Sims and Briggs in the latter. 

The most enjoyable event of our lives was experienced after S. M. I. on Decem- 
ber 3, when we became the proud possessors of the coveted ring, a token that shall 
ever be guarded and cherished. 

As we say good-bj'e to this year, it is with the greatest expectations and the highest 
hopes of achievement, knowing that '24, now bound by ever\' tie that binds classmate 
to classmate and class to school, looks forward to the pleasures and privileges of the 
First Class year. At last we are drawing near to the goal wc set out to obtain — it has 
been a rocky road and many of our classmates have been lost on the way, but we are all 
forged and linked together by a chain of friendship that cannot be broken. 

We have been together for three long years, and each year has doubled our de- 
termination to put the name of the Class of 1924 in the Hall of Fame. Men, we have 
only one more year in which to wear the old gray; in this last year we hope to do 
credit to our college, and win for '24 the honor and distinction of being the best class 
in the history of the Institute. 




Class of 1924 

Adkins, a. H Danville, Va. 

Alworth, F. C. . . Green Cove Springs, Fla. 

Archer, R. B Waynesboro, Va. 

Atwell, K. V Houston, Tex. 

Bagby, F. H Portsmouth, Va. 

Bailev, F. W Norfolk, Va. 

Bairh, J. C Baird, Miss. 

Baird, J. R Baird, Miss. 

Baughan, E. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Cava, J. F Tampa, Fla. 

BiCKFORD, J. G Hampton, Va. 

Borland, T. R . Norfolk, Va. 

Briggs, CD Richmond, Va. 

Brower, R. C Arlington, Tex. 

BucHANNAN, R. F Stamps, Ark. 

Burr, L. G New York, N. Y. 

Burgess, L. E Scottsville, Va. 

Carlton, E. T Roanoke, Va. 

Carstens, C. S Shreveport, La. 

Camp, P. D., Jr Franklin, Va. 

Causey, J. C Suffolk, Va. 

Chapin, a. L Richmond, Va. 

Chaudoin, E. O Fort Worth, Tex. 

Coleman, W. L Manassas, Va. 

Couch, W. W Lynchburg, Va. 

Denton, O. L Paris, Ky. 

Doty, M. H Winnsboro, S. C. 

Drennen, C. N Birmingham, Ala. 

East, J. F Willoughby Beach, Va. 

Edmondson, J. p. . . . East Radford, Va. 

Faulkner, W Monroe, Va. 

Ferguson, E. C. . . . Waynesville, N. C. 

Feast, C. F Baltimore, Md. 

Garrett, T. J Richmond, Va. 

GoocH, W. P Staunton, Va. 

Gregory, F. I Tunstall, Va. 

Hassinger, W. H Birmingham, Ala. 

Hannah, A. L Portsmouth, Va. 

Hawkes, R. E Portsmouth, Va. 

Henry, R. N Guntersville, Ala. 

Horne, T. C Carlsbad, N. M. 

Huntt, P Atlanta, Ga. 

Jordan, W. I Virginia Beach, Va. 

Keely, R. a Kayford, W. Va. 

King, M. B Woodville, Va. 

Knox, R. H . Miami, Fla. 

Lacy, J. B South Roanoke, Va. 

Leonard, R. P. . . Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Letcher, S Lexington, Va. 

Lewis, C. W Danville, Va. 

Link, E. W Palestine, Tex. 

Lucy, W. D. C Houston, Tex. 

Major, A. J Norristown, Pa. 

Malon'e, F. K Greensboro, Md. 

Marshall, St. J. R. . . Washington, D. C. 

Mead, R. D Danville, Va. 

Miller. G. H Lynchburg, Va. 

McCoLGAN, H. B Norton, Va. 

McGill, H Petersburg, Va. 

Moses, D. D Lexington, Va. 

NicoLCON, H. T. . . . Washington, D. C. 

Noell, W. C Lynchburg, \'a. 

Nolan, T. L Marietta, Ga. 

NoRVELL, J. E Huntington, W. Va. 

OsNATO, J. M New York, N. Y. 

Pace, C. M., Jr Hampton, Va. 

Page, H. H Arvonia, Va. 

Palmer, R. D Ballston, Va. 

Redd, C. F Atlee, Va. 

Rice, T. O Fredericksburg, Va. 

Ruffner, C Boston, Mass. 

Ryder, E. B Richmond, Va. 


Ryland, W. B Rlchmnnd, Va. 

Saunders, T. H Hampton, Va. 

Scott, A. B Richmond, Va. 

Semans, C. S Unionto\vn, Pa. 

Shelley, R. B Eufaula, Ala. 

Sherry, F. M Richmond, \^a. 

Siewert, R. J Cliicago, II 

Simpson, W Norfolk, Va. 

Sims, J. L Orange, Tex. 

Smith, A. N East Durham, N. C. 

Smith, C Chicago, II 

Stevens, J. R New Orleans, La. 

Stokes, R. G Lynchliurg, Va. 

Stovin, p. B Orange, Va. 

SuLLENBERGER, R. L Monterey, Va. 

Taylor, J. B Charlottesville, Va. 


Thompson, F. L 
Thomas, C. M. . 
Trundle, M. C. . 
rpDvKE, S. B. . 
Wallace, R. L. . 
Waring, R. K. . 
Washington, J. A 
Watts, J. W., Jr. 


Terry, R. S Lynchburg, Va. 

Timberlake, L Charlottesville, Va. 

. . Lynch Station, Va. 
. . Guinea Mills, Va. 
. Leefburg, Va. 
. . Little Rock, Ark. 
. . . Chase City, Va. 
. . . Montclair, N. J. 
Charlestown, W. Va. 
. . . Lynchburg, Va. 
. . . Richmond, Va. 

Yates, F. W Luray, Va. 

Yates, J. M Alexandria, Va. 

Yates, R. C Alexandria, Va. 

Yo:t, E. B Paris, Tex. 

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Tkird. Class History 

"Into the Jaivs of Death IFalked the ' 147' ." 

JACK to our fate we came, happy, in spite of the kind advice 
of experienced friends, at the thought of renewing the friend- 
ships of our "rathood" days, and instituting a "reign of terror" 
according to the precedent set by previous classes. Our joy was short- 
lived, however, and we paid for our "bolshevism" in full measure. A 
few of our number were dismissed and the rest of us were held in the 
grip of that monster, the delinquency sheet. As we look back now, we 
can say with sadder but wiser hearts that the first two years are the 

With the cards stacked against us we fought a fight that taught us 
to be men, and developed that thing which is the backbone of V. M. I. 
— class unity. 

From '25 came many athletes in every sport. In football Farley, 
Ferguson, Hammond, Watkins, McCracken, Barbour, Kellogg, M., 
Kellogg, R., Nugent, Wilson, and Gray were on the varsity squad. On 
the basketball quint Ferguson and J. White were our representatives, 
and in track Farley, Foster, Seaton, Watkins, and R. Kellogg were from 
our number. Hatchett, Pack, Pillow, Barbour, and Nugent comprised 
our contributions to the baseball team. 

Having passed safely through the hardest year at V. M. I. in tlie best 
possible manner, we look forward to more sedate and dignified life 
during our last two years. 

Our president, Tyree Almond, and our vice-president, Willis Kel- 
logg, unanimously re-elected at the beginning of the year, proved their 
ability for these positions by exceptional judgment and leadership through- 
out every crisis. With such men as these at the helm we cannot but 
reach port safely, no matter how stormy the sea may be. 

Almond, T. M Lynchburg. Va. 

An'THOW, J. E Richmond, \'a. 

Barker, J. M Axton, Va. 

Barbour, C. S Martinsville, Va. 

BiRGE, G. W Sherman, Tex. 

Black, J. P Shreveport, La. 

Blacksher, D. W Mobile, Ala. 

BoHANNAN, W. W Surry, Va. 

Bolton, CM Charlottesville, Va. 

BoxLEY, A Roanoke, Va. 

Brandon, M Atlanta, Ga. 

Brandon, R Richmond, Va. 

Bringhurst, H. B Houston, Tex. 

Britten, C. V Rutherford, N. J- 

BuRKHALTER, P. B Mobile, Ala. 

Bryan, F. G Harrisburg, Pa. 

Campbell, A. K Richmond, \'a. 

Carden, R. C West Point, Va. 

Clarkson, R. a Millboro, Va. 

Clements, F. K Petersburg, Va. 

Cleveland, W. G. . . . New Orleans, La. 

Cobb, N. M Montpelier, Vt. 

Cooper, B. P Lebanon, Ky. 

Cooper, H. P Lebanon, Ky. 

Cromwell, T. M Baltimore, Md. 

Dadmun, B. N Norfolk, Va. 

Davidson, J. M Bedford, Va. 

Dean, W. S Eufaula, Ala. 

Derby', L. B Accomac, Va. 

Dickinson, R. N Rocky Mount, Va. 

Douthat, A. W Richmond, Ya. 

Echols, P Gladstone, Va. 

Edwards, L. C Beaumont, Tex. 

Farley, C. F Charleston, W. Va. 

Field, T. A Petersburg, Va. 

Field, L. M La Grange, N. C. 

Ferebee, E. L Norfolk, Va. 

Ferguson, F. E Roanoke, Va. 

Fltppo, J. F Roanoke, Va. 

Foster, C. E Philadelphia, Pa. 

Freeman, C. R Sherman, Tex. 

Galt, H. T Herndon, Va. 

Gammon, T. A Nrrfolk, Va. 

Gibson, R. H Baltimore, Md. 

Glazebrook, M. a Richmond, \'a. 

Goode, M. M Chase City, Va. 

GooDLOE, T. W. . . . Big Stone Gap, Va. 

GooDRicir, G. M Richmond, Va. 

Granger, R. L Chester, Pa. 

Gray, T. L Glade Spring, Va. 

Griffith, L. A Columbia, S. C. 

Hadley, G. F Greenville, N. C. 

Hammond, C. R Richmond, Va. 

Hanes, J. C Dillvvyn, Va. 

Harris, F. H Dallas, Tex. 

Hartt, S. T Portsmouth, Va. 

Haslam, J. B Birmingham, Ala. 

Hatchett, R Petersburg, Va. 

Henderson, A. D Mobile, Ala. 

Hill, K. F Beloit, Wis. 

Hill, R. F Kingston, N. C. 

Hodgson, A. D Fort Worth, Tex. 

Holt, IL H Hampton, Va. 

Holt, J. F Sherman, Tex. 

HOLTZMAN, PL H Luray, Va. 

Hope, J. W Hampton, Va. 

Hopkins, J. R Atlanta, Ga. 

Hopkins, M. L Richmond, \'a. 

Houston, L. J Fredericksburg, Va. 

HuDGiNS, R. M Hampton, Va. 

Hudnall, B. D Covington, Va. 

Hunter, J. G Pounding Mill, Va. 

Hurt, W. I Blackstone, Va. 

Johnson, A. S Franklin, Va. 

Johnson, L. E. . . . . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Johnson, R. A Johnson City, Pa. 

Jones, B. G Morrison, Va. 

Jones, L. M Goshen, Va. 

Junkin, J. P Lexington, Va. 

Keller, W. M Charlottesville, Va. 

Kellogg, R. W St. Louis, Mo. 

Kellogg, M. K St. Lo^iis, Mo. 

Kershaw, J. K Birmingham, Ala. 

Land, A. L Surry, ^'a. 

Lake, F. G Lake Charles, La. 

Lee, J. D Lynchburg, Va. 

Link, H. H Palestine, Tex. 

LiPCCOMB, G. H Columbus, Miss. 

Long, J. F Statesville, N. C. 

Lucy, J. L Houston, Tex. 

McCracken, T. W. . . Mineral Wells, Tex. 

McDowell, S. N Fincastle, Va. 

Marsh, G. A Raleigh, N. C. 

Marshall, S. W Dallas, Tex. 


Meisel, a. L Richmond, Va. 

Miller, R. H Minden, La. 

MoiR, W Roanoke, Va. 

Moore, M. S Portsmouth, Va. 

Moore, T. V Laporte, Tex. 

MooRES, C. L Fayetteville, Tenn. 

Morrison, R. C Baltimore, Md. 

Nason, C Bangor, Me. 

Neikirk, S. G Graham, Va. 

Nelson, S New Britain, Conn. 

Nugent, S Ettredi, Va. 

Owen, J. C Stony Creek, Va. 

Pack, W. S Roanoke, Va. 

Parkinson, J. T Richmond, Va. 

Partridge, P. H Charlotte, N. C. 

Peebles, W. M Buffalo, N. Y. 

Penhallecon, W. K. . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Perkins, W. R Stokes, N. C. 

Perrin, D. B Gloucester Co., \^a. 

Perry, C. J Birmingham, Ala. 

Phillips, G. G Montclair, N. J. 

Pillow, J. E Petersburg, Va. 

Pitts, CD Norfolk, Va. 

Ragland, CD Paris, Tex. 

Reilly, a. J Birmingham, Ala. 

Redue, J. D Baltimore, Md. 

Richardson, A Ashland, Va. 

RocH, C H Hampton, Va. 

Rodenbekg, W Washington, D. C. 

Saunders, W. M Graham, Va. 

Saunders, F. W Roanoke, Va. 

ScnoEN, C C Atlanta, Ga. 

Scott, E. VV Albemarle Co., Va. 

Seaton, E. C Richmond, Va. 

Shiplett, G. O Mt. Solon, Va. 

Short, J. H Vicksburg, Va. 

Smith, C Dallas, Tex. 

Smith, J. C Blalock, Ala. 

Spady, T. R Hampton, Va. 

Spangler, F. T Roanoke, Va. 

Sronce, J Statesville, N. C 

Steele, W. C Birmingham, Ala. 

Stroud, W. E Goldsboro, N. C. 

Taylor, B Princeton, W. Va. 

Taylor, S. W Norfolk, Va. 

Thyson, W. F Washington, D. C 

Thomas, C. G Portsmouth, Va. 

Travis, D. A Cape Charles, Va. 

Walker, E. T. . Orlando, Fla. 

Walker, W. B Orlando, Fla. 

Warwick, A Buffalo, N. Y. 

Watkins, M. P Danville, Va. 

Watson, H. F Silver Springs, Md. 

Weaver, J. M Portsmouth, Va. 

Wells, R. W Birmingham, Ala. 

White, J. L Abingdon, Va. 

Williams, R Greenville, N. C. 

Wilson, H Newport News, Va. 

Witt, D Richmond, Va. 

YowELL, R. B Charlottesville, Va. 

Zendt, J. E Souderton, Pa. 





Fourth Class 

(Class Officers Not Yet Elected.) 


Fourtn Class History 

Into the iMoiith of Death Marched the Two Hundred." 

^^rik^^ T least, that is what we, the Class of 1926, thought at the close of the 
first day of that first year, which is so fondly ( ?) recalled by the old 
cadets, and so dreadfully anticipated by "Rats." 

But a few weeks later, after we had shed the conventional khaki 
pants and gray shirt of "Rathood," and had replaced them with the 
esteemed gray, our vision broadened, thus affording us more of the tricks and trades 
of barracks life. 

If this be intended for our history, it may, as we see it sometimes, be put in the 
four words: "One Drill After Another." On the contrary, however, we have had 
our fun. Frequently we have had the honor of breaking monotony by causing no 
little excitement in the way of shooting fireworks, throwing buckets, and committing 
other atrocities, according to the authorities' viewpoint. All this goes toward affecting 
a temporary release of that inevitable thought of home that is so well fixed in every 
"Rat's" mind. 

Fortunately, during the past year the corps has enjoyed several trips. These, of 
course, have served as unusual treats, especially to us. The Charlottesville trip was 
the most productive, as our victory over Virginia yielded us a taste of old-cadetship — 
some thirty hours. This greatly increased our hunger for Finals. None of us will ever 
forget the importance we felt while marching in the parade at Richmond. The weari- 
ness of the march was easily counteracted by our pride. The Roanoke trip was, indeed, 
a fitting conclusion of our trips away from barracks. In was then that we really "got 
the spirit." 

Our class legitimately boasts of imusual athletic ability among its members. We 
have given several large assets to the "big team," which have enabled them to win 
victories on many occasions. In football. White, W., and Caldwell won monograms. 
Fryberger, McCoy, Harmeling, Cooper and Dunn served on the varsity squad. 
White, W., was awarded the coveted monogram in basketball, while Willis, Harman, 
and Caldwell showed to advantage. As the baseball and track teams have not as yet 
been determined, we can only speak of our confidence of a good representation in these 

Not many more weeks will pass now before we shall maintain the offensive side of 
a "sheenie." How we long to be on the sending end of the glass-throwing at the mess 
hall ! Soon, some of us will have our sleeves adorned with corporal's chevrons, inci- 
dentally becoming the "biggest things in barracks." 

But other than the carrying out of these traditions and customs, there are those 
more serious which we shall dutifully recognize. And when tjie year of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six finally does arrive, it is our ambition that both we and our Alma 
Mater, shall be proud of our class. 

Adams, J. T Broad Run, Va. 

Adams, T. T Alta Vista, Va. 

Adkins, J. R Danville, Va. 

AlLSHiRE, W. K. . . . Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 

Anderson, S. W Knoxville, Tenn. 

Aronson, N. N Orange, Tex. 

Ballagh, W. K Lynchburg, Va. 

Baker, V^'. L Norfolk, Va. 

Barberie, F. M Princeton, W. Va. 

Barkley, B. N New Orleans, La. 

Barnett, J Birmingham, Ala. 

Barnett, S. C Atlanta, Ga. 

Bell, J. N., Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Black, G. P. W Lynchburg, Va. 

Blalock, W. J., jR Norfolk, Va. 

Blue, C Charlottesville, Va. 

BoLKEN, W. D Newport News, Va. 

BouLDiN, R.W Huntington, W. Va. 

Boyd, S. H Washington, D. C. 

Brown, H. A. Jr Charlotte, N. C. 

Bryan, A. M Tarboro, N. C. 

Caldwell, E Bristol, Va. 

Calhoun, A. L Atlanta, Ga. 

Cantrell, W Greenville, Tex. 

Carr, R. W San Antonio, Tex. 

Carson, S. A., Jr Abingdon, Va. 

Carson, S. B Columbus, Miss. 

Caven, T Texarkana, Ark. 

Chambers, B. R Saginavi-, Mich. 

Chapman, J. H Roanoke, Va. 

Cheatem, a. C Lynchburg, Va. 

Clarke, W Midlothian, Va. 

Collins, J. M Birmingham, Ala. 

Cooley, p. E Paducah, Ky. 

Cooper, G. S Rocky Mount, Va. 

Covington, H. H Norfolk, Va. 

Crowder, T. W Sherman, Tex. 

Cummincs, H Hampton, Va. 

CuTHBERTSON, W Chicago, 111. 

Deitrick, a. W Sayre, Pa. 

Derryberry, p. L Nashville, Tenn. 

Dillon, C. L Boone Mill, Va. 

DOWD, S. M Charlotte, N. C. 

DuiGUin, J. H Roanoke, Va. 

Douglas, J. M Roanoke, Va. 

Duncan, H. T Lexington, Ky. 

Dunn, G. B Bonham, Tex. 

English, T. V Martinsville, Va. 

Fain, J Bristol, Tenn. 

Fisher, S. R Austin, Tex. 

Folkes, J. G Richmond, Va. 

Forsythe, a. R Birmingham, Ala. 

Fowler, A. M Duluth, Minn. 

Frothingham, C Hampton, Va. 

Fryberger, W Duluth, Minn. 

Fryberger, H Duluth, Minn. 

Garlington, E. a Atlanta, Ga. 

Gillespie, J. S Pounding Mills, Va. 

Goode, D. W Weyers Cave, Va. 

Greiner, W. W., Jr Orange, Va. 

Griffith, L. S Bronksville, N. Y. 

Harmelling, K Bristol, Va. 

Harmon, J. H Hampton, Va. 

Hart, G. L Roanoke, Va. 

Hart, J. P Roanoke, Va. 

Heflin, H. H . Lynchburg, Va. 

Hill, R. C Lynchburg, Va. 

HiNES, R. K Macon, Ga. 

Hines, W. R Kinston, N. C. 

Hopkins, L. M Richmond, Va. 

Hu, Y. H Harbin, China 

Hudnall, B. O Covington, Va. 

James, J. B Danville, Va. 

James, W. K Sharkey, Miss. 

Jamison, J. S McKeesport, Pa. 

Jiminez, J. G Port Arthur, Tex. 

Johns, M. A Baldwin, N. Y. 

Johnson, C. E Sperryville, Va. 

Johnson, H. B Corpus Christi. Tex. 

Johnson, L. H Richmond. Va. 

Johnson, P. E Washington, D. C. 

Jones, J. B. ...,,, . Marshall, Tex. 

Keith, M. A Selma. A'a. 

KiRBY. E. M Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 

Lamb, D. A Richmond Va. 

Lee, J. T Holland. Va. 

Lucas, J. L Newbern. N. C. 

Lucas, J. W Newbern, N C. 

Mabie, C. P East Orange, N T. 

Mason, H. P Frankfort, Kv. 

Massey, W. G Clinton, N. C, 

Mathewson, J Richmond, Va. 



Mathewson, T. P Richmond, Va. 

McCov, C. H Norfolk, Va. 

McCrae, cm Kansas City, Mo. 

McElrath, ]. G Macon, Ga. 

McMann, W Schoolfield, Va. 

Mears, cm Asheville, N. C 

Moss, McD Roanolce, Va. 

Move, J. H Greenville, N. C 

Move, J. S Greenville, N. C 

Neale, W. T Norfolk, Va. 

Neely, a Fairmont, W. Va. 

Nevin, J. E Greensburg. Pa. 

Noble, W. R Richmond, Va. 

Oettinger, M Kinston, N. C 

Owens, J. S Montgomery, W. Va. 

Pace, E Franklin, Va. 

Pace, C Culpepper, Va. 

Pendleton, E Wytheville, Va. 

Perkins, W. R Stokes, N. C. 

Perry, S. R New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Powell, L. B Gretna, Va. 

Pritchett, W. C Lynchburg, Va. 

Ranier, E. T Union Springs, Ala. 

Rives, M. D Norfolk, Va. 

Rogers, A Wilson, Va. 

Rose, S. R Richmond, Va. 

Rosanoff, B. P Valencia, Pa. 

Rowland, C R Richmond, Va. 

RuFFiN, W. C. . . . Winston-Salem, N. C 

RUFFIN, W. N Petersburg, Va. 

Saunders, \V. B Champlain, Va. 

Sessions, S. T Tennille, Ga. 

Shaffer, G. J Charlottesville, Va. 

Smith, C Dallas, Tex. 

Smith, C W New Haven, Conn. 

Smith, P. W Richmond, Va. 

Smith, W. W Richmond, Va. 

Snidow, W. B Petersburg, Va. 

Spivey, J. L Richmond, Va. 

Stevens, A. G Manchester, N. H. 

Stone, R. A Amarilla, Tex. 

Strong, S. C Duluth, Minn. 

Sutherland, J. H. . . . Princeton, W. Va. 

Swindell, F. S Ballston, Va. 

Taylor, C W San Antonio, Tex. 

Terry, G Lynchburg, Va. 

Thomason, E. M Vivian, La. 

ToMEC, H. C Trenton, N. J. 

Travis, G. E Newport News, Va. 

Troxler, p. D Drewry's Bluff, Va. 

VoN Schilling, L. M Hampton, Va. 

Walker, G. W Duluth, Minn. 

Weil, A. H Shrcveport, La. 

White, J. B., Jr Talladega, Ala. 

White, W. R Bristol, Tenn. 

Whitney, G. G Denver, Colo. 

Wiles, G Charleston, W. Va. 

Williams, R Greenville, N. C 

Willis, J Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Wise, J. S . New York, N. Y. 

Woodland, J. D Gloucester, Va. 

Woodward, R. R Suffolk, Va. 

Wcoten, E. R Kinston, N. C 

WooTEN, M Kinston, N. C. 

Tactical Officers 

Maj. a. B. Dockery 

U. S. Cavalry 
Professor of Military Science and Tactics — Commandant of Cadets 

Major H. P. Roykin 

Assistant Commandant of Cadets 

Captain L. A. Womeldorf 

Supervising Company "J" 

Captain J. H. C. Mann 
Supervising Company "B" 

Captain R. C. Weaver 

Supervising Company "C" 

Captain W. S. Estes 

Supervising Company "D" 





ommissioned Omc« 


J. L. Clarkson . 
J. A. Mitchell . 
M. M. Pettvjomn 
J. W. Cure . . 
W. R. Harrison' . 

B. P. Mays . . 
F. M. Page . . . 

C. A. Farwell . 
T. P. Mo:(gan . 
H. B. Barrow . 
M. D. Winchester 

C. P. Light, Jr. . 
J. Girand . , . 

D. L. MacGregor 
C. L. Parker . . 
J. H. Kyle . . . 
T. V. Porter . . 
J. W. Caldwell 
R. H. Pretlovv . 

. CaJct Captain Company "D" 

. Cadcl Captain Company "A" 

. Cadet Captain Company "C" 

. Cadcl Captain Company "B" 

. Cadet Captain Company "E" 

. Cadet Captain Company "F" 

Cadet First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

•t First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "A" 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "C" 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "D" 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "F" 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "E" 

Cadet First Lieutenant Company "B" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "E" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "A" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "C" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "B" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "F" 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Company "D" 



Battalion Staff 

B. P. Mays First Lieutenant and .Idjiitant 

F. M. Page First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 

F. M. Sherrv Sergeant-Major 

P. HuNTT Color Sergeant 

E. B. Ryder Color Sergeant 

Company A 


J. L. Clarkson- Captaiji 

C. A. Farwell First Lieutenant 

C. L. Parker Second Lieutenant 

S. B. UpDyke rirst Sergeant 

>o\' Couch Stokes 

Wilson-, H. 



Hopkins, VV. 

Jones, L. 
Holt, J. 



Alman, M. 





Briggs, a. 












Franklin, 2 





Hill, R. F. 



Hopkins, J. 
Johnson, A. 
Johnson, H. H. 
Jones, W. F. 
Lucy, W. 

RocH, R. 



SiMMS, J. A. 
Smith, A. N 
Smith, C. 
Smith, J. C. 
Smith, P. W, 

Stevens, J. 

Stone, B. 



1'erry, G. 

Terry, S. 




Von Schilling, L. 


Williams, \^'. R. 

Yates, W. 





M. M. Pettyjohn Captain 

J. GiRAND First Lieutenant 

T. V. Porter Second Lieutenant 

J. L. Sims First Sergeant 

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Miller, G. H. 



Black, J. 
Kellogg, M. 

Grey, T. 


Adams, T. 

Archer, R. 








Brown, E. 
Brown, H. 



Cooper, B. 







Foster, S. 

Friberger, W. 



Hart, C. 
Hartt, S. 

HiNES, W. R. 

Hopkins, M. L. 


IVEY, E. C. 







Mears, C. 
Miller, G. T. 
Miller, R. H. 





Owen, J. 


Robertson, G. 
Ryland, L. 
Saunders, G. 
Scott, A. 
Stevens, A. 
Thompson, F. L. 
Thornton, B. 
Travis, G. 
Von Schilling, H. 



Company C 


J. A. Mitchell, Jr Caflain 

T. P. Morgan' First Lieuti-nant 

J. H. KvLi- Second Lieutenant 

W. I. JORBAN' First Sergeant 





Kellogg, W. 



Anderson, S. 


Andrews, O. 




Bailey, B. P. 

Derrvberry, p. 

Baird, J. C. 


Barrow, J. 




Brandon, M. 

Fkanklin, E. 

Brandon, R. 




Brown, C. 



Gray, H. 

Bryan, A. 


Buchanan, L. 

Johnson, C. 

Wallace Bickford 

Scott, A. B. 


Johnson, L. 
Jones, B. G. 
Jones, F. 
Jones, J. T. 
Lee, J. 
Mason, H. 
Miller, H. 
Moore, KL 
Moore, W. 


Marshall, S. 



Pace, E. 

Page, C. 

Perry, C. 

Perry, S. 






Scoi'T, E. 





Thompson, E. 
Tukxer, R. 
Walker, E. 
Walker, J. 
Walker, W. 
White, J. B. 
Williams, E, 
Woodward, R. 


Yates, R. 

Company 'D" 


H. P. CosTOi.o Capliiin 

H. B. Barrow Firsl Licutenanl 

H. L. Miller Second Lieutenant 

W. Faulkner First Sergeant 

iR Baird, R. Bacbv D 


Davis, T. 


Anderson, F. D 



Bailey, F. 









Coleman, S. 
Cooke, S. 
Davis, N. 
Davis, R. 
Forsyth E 
GooDE, M. R. 


Hart, G. 






James, J. B. 
James, W. K. 





Lucas, J. W. 
Lucas, S. L. 

Holt, H. 











Robertson, T. 


Mathewson, J. \V. Rogers, A. 
Mathewson, T. p. Saunders, G. V\'. 

Taylor, C. 
Thomas, G. 

Smith, W. W. 




Taylor, C. W. 

Taylor, L. 

Thomas, C. G. 





Williams, R. 



Woodward, J. 

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Wells, W. 

Adams, J. 
Adams, H. 









Clarke, B. 

Clark, J. 

Clarkson, R 



W. R. Harrison Ca/^lain 

M. D. Winchester .... First Lieutriiaiil 
J. W. Caldwell .... Second Lieutenant 
E. T. Carlton First Sergeant 

KS Letcher Yates, J. 

Cooper, H. 

Cooper, G. 













Harris, S. 
Hunt, R. 

Johnson, C. 
Johnson, L. 
Johnson, P. 






Hill, K. 







King, M. 






Lucy, J. 



Southall i 


Spindle j 





Taylor, B. 



Pace, C. 


Page, H. 



White, R. 

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White, J. 


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R. O. T. C. 

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, first established at V. M. I. upon the con- 
clusion of the World War, has almost completely revolutionized the military features 
of the Institute and caused the virtual abolition of the former system of drills. As 
constituted at present, it consists of four branches: Infantry, Field Artillery, Cavalry 
and Engineers, any one of which the cadet is free to join upon the completion of his 
first year. 

Upon returning as Second Classmen the final choice of units must be made, every- 
one being compelled to enroll formally in the R. O. T. C. at this stage, and receiving 
as members of such a small monetary consideration for commutation and rations. At 
the end of this year, several weeks are spent by these new members in intensive train- 
ing at one of the various camps, in return for which they are awarded, upon gradu- 
ation, commissions as Second Lieutenants in the Officers' Reserve Corps- 
There has been much criticism of the system upon the grounds that it has tended 
to decrease the general efficiency of the Corps as a whole, due to the lessening of in- 
fantry drills and parades. However, its advantages so far outweigh its disadvantages 




that its efficacy is at once apparent to the unbiased observer. The new cadet spends 
an entire year in daily drills, thus acquiring a foundation upon which to build, and 
his succeeding years are still devoted in large measure to acquiring proficiency in infan- 
try drill, the fundamental basis of all military discipline and training. At the same 
time he is given a thorough course of instruction in his chosen branch, thus receivmg 
the added benefits which specialization in any line confers. 

Instead, therefore, of being a liability, making for wholesale degeneration of effec- 
tiveness and morale, the R. O. T. C. has proven of inestimable benefit to the Institute. 
The essentially military atmosphere here is especially conducive to the fulfillment of 
its aims and purposes, and lends greatly to the ease with which well-rounded officers, 
a credit to the Institute and a bulwark of strength to the military forces of the nation 
in case of an emergency, may be produced. 

The high esteem in which V. M. I. is held by the military authorities is shown 
by the fact that the War Department has seen fit to make it, in equipment and enlisted 
personnel, as well as in the unusually large number of established branches, one of 
the foremost R. O. T. C. institutions in the country; and so well have its efforts been 
rewarded that at the present time we lead, proportionately to the number graduated, 
all other colleges in the number of men accepting reserve commissions. 





Army Oflicers Detailed at V. M. I. for Instruction 
in tke R. 0. T. C. 

Captain T. T. Handy, U. S. Field Artillery 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Captain Samuel White, Jr., U. S. Field Artillery 
Assistant P. iM. S. and T. 

Captain W. A. Burress, U. S. Infantry 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Captain S. L. Bertschev, U. S. Infantry 
Assistant P. 71/. S. and T. 

First Lieutenant M. W. Gilland, U. S. Corps of Engineers 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

P'iRST Lieutenant E. L. HogaNj U. S. Cavalry 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Second Lieutenant H. D. Heiherg, L' S. Cavalry 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Second Lieutenant F. G. McGill, U. S. Field Artillery 
Assistant P. M. S. and T. 

Infantry Camp 

Shortly after the Evening Gun had sounded the end of the "Best Final Ball ever 
given at V. M. I.," the tired, but happy members of the Second Class (now First Class) 
Infantry Unit, in the "best of spirits," considering the depressing prospect of camp, 
entrained for Edgewood Arsenal, Md., a place which they had been falsely informed 
was a veritable paradise. 

Never was there a more disillusioned group of men ! From the moment we first 
arrived vociferously shouting forth the "Old Yell," to the last day of camp, our so- 
journ there was but a series of disappointments, the merciless climate and flying sword- 
fish, posing as mosquitoes, contributing their share towards making things miserable. 

The six Aveeks resolved themselves into an endless round of rifle and pistol firing 
on the marshy range about two miles from camp, to which we daily went forth at 
6:oo a. m., herded on the "Toonerville." 

The week-ends spent in Washington, Baltimore and other nearby cities afforded 
temporary relief from the arduous task of military life, and proved the only bright 
spots in an otherwise drab existence, while the "Battle of Hill A," fought on the lasf 
day, by the various units acting in conjunction, and employing all methods and in- 
struments of modern warfare, furnished an exciting break in the monotonous routine. 

Needless to say, every man was far more pleased to see this scene in "Pathe News" 
at his home town theater a week later than he had been in actual participation ; for 
'23 had now completed one of its most irksome oflficial duties, and the remainder of 
the summer could be spent in a manner which would make the days as short as, at 
camp, they had been long. 

Artillery Camp 

jLD Yell for V. M. I.! Make it loud!" Thus was the spirit of the institute 
carried into the mosquito-laden swamps of Edgewood Arsenal, Md., by the 
thirty-eight hard-boiled "F. A. R. O. T. C.'s" who represented the V. IVI. I. 
Artillery Contingent. These men were so fortunate (?) as to have the privilege of 
becoming the guests of Uncle Sam for six weeks, instead of returning to their homes 
and indulging in the frivolities of a summer vacation which, when gone, would have 
left only memories, instead of the increase of brawn and muscle that resulted from 
the camp life. 

The morale of the V. M. I. "keydets" was none too high when, after forming at 
noon, June 24th, under a broiling sun that would have driven a Zulu to the refuge 
of some friendly palm tree, we were informed that we were to be split into three parts 
and assigned to batteries with Harvard, Cornell, Yale, and Princeton. As was ex- 
plained to us, we would be able to "set an example for them." The fact that we were 
able to spend each week-end at Carlin's Park, Baltimore, or on the river, canoeing, soon 
boosted our spirits up to par, however, and with soaring spirits came a desire to ac- 
complish something along military and athletic lines that would make us worthy of 
the appelation "Sons of V. M. I." In this we were successful, for V. M. I. received 
the highest recommendation for military efficiency of any college represented, as well 
as our quota of honors in the athletic contests. 

The success of our endeavors at camp, and the realization that never again would 
we attend an R. O. T. C. Camp as a body of "brother-rats," caused every man to 
experience a pang of regret as he walked out of the Limit Gates of Edgewood Arsenal 
on July 21, homeward bound, to spend the remaining five weeks of his summer vacation 
growing a new coat of skin on his nose. 

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avalry Ljamp 

After reveille on June 23, 1922, every one in Camp Meade knew that the V. M. I. 
troopers were there. Had the "keydets" come from the South Sea Isles, they would 
not have been more perfect strangers to the officers of the camp, but that did not hinder 
the troop from making a perfect score. The enlisted personnel soon found out what 
kind of soldiers they were, thanks to the kindness and respect shown them during their 
stay at camp. 

The course was good, though a bit over-crowded. Athletics and socials were missed 
during the whole time. Perhaps the greatest event of the summer was the Final Ball, 
given by the V. M. I. men of all four camps at the Mount Washington Casino. 

The marksmanship exhibited, both with the rifle and with the pistol-mounted, was 
excellent. The old "Spirit" was deadened, however, as the men were told to forget 
they were from V. M. I., as then more work could be accomplished. Different threats 
made the work very unpleasant. The fundamentals were taken in from "K. P." to 
being "Shipped." 

The end did not come too soon for anyone. "No More Camp" was the parting 
slogan at Meade, as well as at Edgewood and Humphries. 

|HE morning after the night before is justly applicable to the initial part of 
our journey to the summer R. O. T. C. Camp. After the wondrous night 
f^S of the Final Ball we were assembled early in the morning to start on our 
travels to Camp A. A. Humphreys, a place which, if the War Department's descrip- 
tion were accepted as true, would be a worthy rival of Atlantic City or Palm Beach. 

Camp was reached late that evening, and instead of the expected summer resort, 
the cadets were led to a desert waste, dotted here and there with an occasional black- 
berry bush or a deserted barracks. The V. M. I. contingent was assigned to Com- 
pany "B," and despite the fact that they were the last unit to reach camp, they were 
the mainstays in promoting the spirit of the "Fighting Seventeen." 

The instruction received was of a widely diversified nature, covering pontoon and 
bridge work along with demolition and kindred engineering subjects, while a certain 
portion of each day was given to infantry drill. Besides the ordinary prescribed drills 
special instruction was given in pontoon work to those who desired to attain a high 
state of proficiency in that particular branch. 

Week-end passes were given regularly, and by their recollection, we tried to con- 
sole ourselves with the thought that a soldier's life was not so bad after all. 

On July 26 camp was brought to a close, preceded by a banquet, which served 
as a diversion from the regular course of beans and growley. Though home ties called 
strongly, yet everyone was unanimous in acknowledging the beneficial results of the 
six weeks' training. 

We are a body whose significance calls for no explanation. 
Having aspired to things above rank, we keep severely immune 
from mere worldly military prominence, valuing an independent 
mind and the third stripe more than zebraic chevrons sufficient to 
choke a young and very healthy giraffe. By the set of our well^ 
worn caps you may recognize the symbol of our independence, 
transcending the regulations of the Virginia Military Institute — 
sometimes to our grief. 

We are proud of that body which, made possible by our pres- 
ence in the corps, has existed ever since the Original First-Class 
Private, wrapping round his shivering frame the remains of a 
fourth-best overcoat, raced down the stoop — late — to a pre-Civil 
War reveille among the snows of '39. Not in a spirit of high conceit, but in a mood 
of immortal confidence and knowledge, we realize that in this body the strength of 
each First Class — and in the closest analysis the strength of the Institute — ultimately 
lies. For we like to believe that, in pursuit of ultimate work and pleasure, we are 
more prone than many "upstanding young men" to look at the world around us with 
eyes cleansed of many scales, motes, beams, etc. 

The first passage of life is accomplished ; we rise to the next endeavor — or stoop 
to the world lying before our oncoming feet, whichever you will. Four years of a 
barracked existence behind — the whole of a new life in front of us. We are sure 
of ourselves. Not because of our intrinsic worth, but because of the value of these 
same four years of life at V. jVI. I. And so each man, as he "jumps off" into the 
grey beginning of life in the world, splashed by its red lining of struggle, looks back- 
ward — and then forward to the days that are coming to pass. 

Infantry Hike, 1922 

On the morning of May 15, the corps fell in under arms, and so carefully had all 
the plans been laid that it was a matter of but few minutes before the entire column 
had started on the memorable hike 'round Rockbridge County. 

Noon found us in camp at Rockbridge Baths, ten miles from Lexington. After 
enjoying the pleasures of this metropolis for one night, we broke camp early next morn- 
ing and started for Goshen, the next objective. Due to heavy rains, we were forced to 
remain encamped here for a day longer than had been contemplated in the plans, and, 
when once we were again on the way, it was with the utmost difficulty that we arrived, 
after swimming half the distance, at Rockbridge Alumn, wet and exhausted. 

The worst was yet to come ! The return to Lexington, eighteen miles distant, 
had to be accomplished in one day's march, an almost impossible task, in view of the 
poor condition of the roads. Nevertheless, spurred on by the desire to again enter 
civilized life and regain our old quarters in barracks, which now seemed truly a regal 
palace, everyone put forth his best efforts, and by nightfall of May ig, we entered 
the outskirts of Lexington, more dead than alive, and resembling nothing so much 
as the tail end of the Grand Army in its retreat from Moscow. Back we came, almost 
glad to see the mess hall growley after our experiences in the bread line before the mess 
tent, and soon the miseries of the hike were forgotten in the contemplation of the joys 
that awaited us in the coming June. 

Forty-seven was the total number of troopers of the first and second class cavalry 
that disembarked from the Institute on their noble steeds for a five-day jaunt with 
nature, beginning May 15th. The first stopping place, Rockbridge Baths, was reached 
after a few hours' riding. Camp was made and horses immediately manicured before 
dinner. The rest of the day was spent with the Infantry, in swimming, and various 
other pleasures. During the night we tried getting hardened to sleeping next to "terra 
firma" in pup tents. The next day came a hike to Goshen, where the cadets and their 
pocketbooks ^vere made welcome. Here the weather went back on us and the rain fell 
in torrents. 

On the third morning the Cavalry left the Infantry, moving through Goshen Pass 
to Millboro. Millboro Springs, the place where the camp was supposed to be made, 
was flooded, and the troop was forced to move to Rockbridge Alum after bivouacking 
for several hours. A picket line was established in a stable and the men proceeded 
to dry out. Each man cooked his own meals, some of the "keydets" proving excellent 

On Friday the horses were rounded up from the pasture and the troop started on 
a homeward hike of seventeen miles. Barracks was reached before evening, and every- 
one enjoyed the luxuries of a bath and real hay. 

Thus ended the "Famous Ride of the Troop," that no hearer will ever forget 
while a participant lives to tell the wild tale of how he and his brother troopers rode for 
a week through the Virginia mountains. 

IIRST call for th? artillery hike sounded midst a steady downpour of rain, 
which continued long after we had departed, and rendered our first night 
in camp at Buena Vista most unpleasant. The dog tents were true to theii 
label of "emergency issue, second quality," and served merely as reminders 
of the comforts, now realized for the first time, of barracks. 

When we arose — not awaked — for the night had been for most of us a sleepless 
one, we looked out upon an entirely different world, with the sun shining and a cloud- 
less sky. Our spirits rose accordingly, and everyone entered with zest into the work! 
at hand, which consisted of moving the pieces to a point in the mountains about two 
miles distant. In some places, the combined efforts of all the men and eighty horses 
were required to move the guns up the steep grades. 

On ^londay actual firing began, and we were able to observe the quality of our 
marksmanship by watching the shells hit on the target — a mountainside several miles 

Bad weather again set in the next day, and remained with us during the rest of 
the hike. The heavy rainfall was, by far, the most unpleasant feature of our stay, 
reducing our sleeping quarters to a limitless sea of mud and water. Then it was that 
we discovered for the first time that our tents had been pitched in a creek bed. More- 
over, the always unpleasant tasks of feeding, watering and grooming the horses wer,* 
made doubly so under these conditions. 

A bad beginning makes a good ending, however, and we were amply compensated 
for all the hardships encountered by the Final Ball given at Buena Vista. 

The following day we returned to Lexington, the popular feeling being, "this is the 
first time barracks ever looked good to me." Thus ended the 1922 artillery hike. 




Hidden in a secluded spot far back in the Virginia hills nestles a small camp. To 
the casual observer it appears very much as any other camp, but should he have curios- 
ity enough to investigate further, he would find there a species which is universally 
known as "those insulated from and devoid of all knowledge," or, in more cultured 
language, "those who were deficient in their topics of instruction at the Virginia Mili- 
tary Institute." 

Summer School opened July 28 with a total of forty-two students enrolled in the 
various branches of study, and every mind with but a single thought — that of clearing 
up the slate. 

Although the site chosen for the camp by the authorities is far from the white 
lights of such gay cities as Lexington and Goshen, the scholars managed to have several 
social functions which were more thoroughly enjoyed because of the fact that they 
were few and far between. Dances were given in the ball room at the hotel every 
Friday night, and in the Institute gymnasium practically every Saturday night. The 
country was scoured far and wide, and every eligible "calic" was drawn into the drag- 
net. The two crowning social events were the fancy dress ball, given when the term 
was half completed, and the final ball, given just before the examinations. Both the 
cadets and "calic" displayed unusual talent and originality in the choosing of costumes 
for the fancy dress ball, and the dance was a huge success. A number of football 
men, who reported back for early practice, were present at the final ball to help along 
with the festivities. 

A baseball team was organized and a ninnber of games were scheduled with the 
different teams in the surrounding country. Swimming was also a popular sport. 

Taken as a whole, every one spent a very profitable summer and one which was thor- 
oughly enjoyed by both instructors and students, for "love's labor" was not lost. 

"Blandy" Clarksox 

"Blandy" is the man who put V. M. I. on the foot- 
ball map, and what's more to the purpose, he is the 
man who is keeping it there. Back in 1920 when his 
undefeated "Fh'ing Squadron" humbled Pcnn, the 
newspaper writers called him the "Aliracle Man." He 
proved that they were right when he turned out the 
1922 team, which was barely nosed out in two heart- 
breaking games. He proved it unmistakably by turning 
out last year one of the best, if not the best, baseball 
teams that has ever represented V. M. I. And watch 
his ball players this season ! 

"Bill" Rafterv 

"Bill" came to us from Washington and Lee, where 
he had earned a reputation for turning out winning 
teams. He more than lived up to his reputation by de- 
veloping from green material one of the fastest back- 
fields in the South. He and "Blandy" Clarkson made 
a coaching combination that for brains, strategy, and 
the ability to inspire the team has never been equaled 
at V. M. I. "Bill," like "Blandy," is a three-sport 
man, and there is no doubt that he will be as successful 
in baseball as he was in football and basketball. 



"Jimmy" Leech 

"Jimmy" returned to his Alma Mater for the sec- 
ond year as coach on the varsity staff. He instilled into 
the men the old fighting spirit of an ex-star who had 
proved so valuable as a player in the three major sports. 
Though he only stayed until the end of the grid season, 
he was exceedingly active in all departments of the 
game. He acted as scout for the varsity, and also 
showed them a few tricks when he played on the 

Assistant Coaches 

Major Read, Track 

"Son's" untiring efforts have caused the track team at the institute to be recognized 
as one of the best in the state. A track star of considerable note, \\z is continuing to 
develop winning teams on the cinder path. 

Mr. Quinlan^ Boxing and Wrestling 

V. M. I.'s record as South Atlantic Wrestling Champions attests to "Quinny's" 
ability as a wrestling coach. His boxing stars also showed up well in their first at- 
tempts against other colleges. 

Captaix Burress, Football 

"Pinky" worked with the scrubs during the entire season, and helped to produce 
a capable bunch of fighters. The record made by the junior varsity shows that his 
efforts were not fruitless. 

Major Heflix, Football 

The good work of "Teddy Bear" showed itself in the games played by the scrub 
team. They not only made a record for themselves, but helped push th; varsity to 

Captain Ramey, Football 

"M. G." worked on the younger members of the scrub team for the greater par! 
of the season and helped develop some excellent material. He also bent his energies 
toward the making of a fast track squad. 


Miss Marv Payn-e 
Sponsor, jq22 Football Team 

Football Season, 1922 

The 1922 season in football has proven to be an eminently successful one as a glance at the 
results below will show. The team was captained by "Riley" Harrison, a dependable veteran 
of many battles. "Riley" displayed to a remarkable degree those qualities of leadership which 
caused the "Flying Squadron" to again rank high in football circles. "Mich" Pettyjohn proved 
to be an able and efficient manager, and upon the numerous trips took competent care of his charges. 



The Varsity 

Ends: Carlton, Watkins, Briggs, C, Caldwell, P., Kellogg, M., Cooper. 
Tackles: Hunt, R., Barbour, Denton, McCracken. 

Guards: Harrison (Captain), Hammond, Gray, Freeman, McColgan, Nugent, 
Centers: Ferguson, E., Wilson, H. 
Quarterbacks: Farley, Faulkner, Atwell, 

Kellogg, W. 
Halfbacks: Ryder, MacGregor, Costolo, 

Harmeling, Frvberger, Dunn. 
Fullbacks: White, W., Huntt, P. 
Manager: Pettyjohn, M. M. 
Assistant Managers: Causey, Miller, G. H., 
Jordan, Ruffner, Hannah, Hawkes. 

V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 
V. M. I. 


Lynchburg College 
Roanoke College . 
Universitv of Va. . 
N. C. State . . . 
Catholic University 
University of N. C. 
Geo. Washington U. . 
P. I 


Review oi tne 1922 Season 

Starling ^vith but a handful of experienced players, the football coaches soon discovered a 
number of worthy huskies who proved capable. The first month was spent in getting the men 
into shape for a hard season. Perhaps the hardest job was to fill the line, which later proved an 
unbreakable barrier. 

The first game against Lynchburg College proved nothing more than a get-together affair for 
the team, and the visitors were easily defeated. Roanoke College was next in line and met with 
defeat at the hands of the "Flying Squadron." Much competition was expected from the Maroons, 
but the superior strength of the Cadets was too much for them to buckle. The defeat of Morris- 
Harvey closed the preliminary season in good style. In this fray the team gained at will and 
in the second half substituted the second team. The team as a unit played real football, and 
each man proved himself a star. 

The following week the squadron ventured into Virginia's territorj', with the corps right at 
its heels. The 1920 victory was repeated by the '22 team, and approximately ten thousand peo- 
ple saw the Orange and Blue go down to defeat on its own field. The end runs and overhead 
attacks were too much for the Virginians, and their goal was in constant danger. V. M. I. out- 
distanced her opponents in punting, and took the aggressive during most of the game. Virginia 
got away with a beautiful end run, and it looked as though she might score. However, she 
was unable to get beyond the cadet backfield. 

The Carolina "Wolf Pack" was the next to succumb to the deadly onslaught of the cadets. 
The team invaded new territory to beat the Carolinians. Norfolk was the scene of action and the 
people got a real taste of football. "Windy" White made a stellar play, running seventy-five 
yards off tackle for a touchdown. Too much "Keydet" was the reason for the victory, for during 
the first half the cadet goal was threatened several times. 

The corps had a chance to see their team in action on the following Saturday, when they 
made a clean sweep of Catholic I'niversity. Nothing seemed to be able to stop the big team 
when once started, and they marched to the goal lines at regular intervals. The second team 
had another chance to demonstrate its ability during the closing quarters. 

The University of North Carolina caused the jinx to appear and render the first defeat to the 
"Flying Squadron." Mayo Island Park in Richmond was filled to capacity, including the corps, 
to watch the two best teams in the South battle for supremacy. The teams were very evenly 
matched, and it was hard to decide who was to be the winner. North Carolina scored a field goal, 
but the cadets soon came back, with Ryder intercepting a pa^s and running fifty yards for a 
touchdown. Captain Harrison was forced out of the game on account of injuries at this point. 
Carolina substituted a few men and started their march which proved to be one of victory. 
This was one of the two games which the cadets lost by exceedingly narrow margins. 

George Washington was next, and was overcome by an attack coming wholly from the air. 
The forward passes shot from backfield to the linemen were frequent, and usually resulted in 
good gains. Nothing stopped the cadets, and the continuous drizzle only made them play better. 

On Thanksgiving Day, the big team gave the Virginia Techmen the jolt of their lives. The 
predicted one-sided score in favor of Tech proved all wrong. The entire V. M. I. team plaved 


excellent ball, and their average gains were larger than those of their opponents. V. P. I. stood 
its ground very well and its end runs were hard to stop. One touchdown to the cadets' field goal 
ended the last game of the season. 

The corps is proud of the 1922-1923 team, for it showed the true spirit of its Alma Mater. 
The young team feared no rival, and fought with every ounce of its strength to the finish. The 
work of the coaches developed the new material so rapidly that the team was working like an 
old machine before the season was well under way. We know each man did his share in victory 
or defeat, and, regardless of the outcome, we know you "gave 'em hell." 


Schedule, 1923 

September 22 — U. S. Marines at Lexington. 
September 29 — Lynchburg College at Lexington. 
October 6 — Georgia Tech at Atlanta. 
October 13 — Roanoke College at Lexington. 
October 20 — University of Virginia at Charlottesville. 
October 27 — North Carolina State at Lexington. 
November 3 — Emory and Henry College at Lexington. 
November 10 — LTniversity of North Carolina at Richmond. 
November 17 — University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 
November 29 — V. P. L at Roanoke. 

A great coach once said that no team was better than its scrubs. Realizing this, 
and that in them lay the making of a great varsity, this bunch of men gave all they 
had willingly and unselfishly. They alwaj's presented a stiff opposition to the varsity, 
without receiving the latter's glory. 

In all the games that they played there never was a time when they did not keep 
even the best of their opponents busy with that fine brand of football that characterizes 
a V. M. I. team. They came through with the best they could give, and too much 
cannot be said of this bunch of true V. M. I. fighters. 

The Junior Varsity, as the team was officially designated, was ably captained by 
"Squat" Saunders, and "Gus" Mitchell proved himself an earnest and efficient 

Results,, 1922 


Roanoke High o 

Belmont Athletic Club 6 

A. M. A 7 

S. M. A 3 

F. r. M. A 7 

U. of Va. Freshmen 3i 


Hunt, R., Tackle 

"Bob" has held down his position for 
four years and will be sorely missed. He 
is a dependable linesman who has shown 
his knowledge of all arts of the game. 
He delivers the goods at all times. 

CoSTOLO, Halfback 

"Ike" has been one of the speed 
demons in the line-up of the "Flying 
Squadron" for two years. It takes an 
entire team to find him when once 
started, and his gains show that he is 
well worth looking for. 

Carltox, End 

The captain-elect of the 1923 "Fly- 
ing Squadron" gave such a sensational 
exhibition of good football playing dur- 
ing his first year on the team that there 
is every reason to believe that the team 
next year will be led by the best man. 

MacGregor, Halfback 

"Mac" held his place as one of the 
best we had. He hit the line like a ram, 
was a fast broken-field runner, and could 
punt well. It was his first, as well as 
his last, year on the "Flying Squadron." 

Wilson, Center 

Being the only reserve center on the 
squad, "Toby" wasn't playing a great 
deal, but when he was put in he was an 
infallible pivot for the line and has the 
promise of doing fine things in the 

Parley, Quarterback 

Driving his team like a veteran, 
"Skeets" has proven one of the best 
team generals the V. M. I. team has ever 
had, and there have been good ones. He 
has always been a dangerous man for his 
opponents, for he can pass, punt, or run. 

Hammond, Guard 

As a stonewall of defense, Hammond 
has created a sensation in the line of 
the V. M. I. team. As a first year man 
on the team, he put up an excellent fight 
when playing on the offensive, and noth- 
ing got through the position for which 
"Fats" was responsible. 

Ryder, Halfback 

Ryder has played a stellar role with 
the team for two years. His playing in 
the backfield is unexcelled and he has 
several exceptionally long runs to his 
credit. "Ed" should add more glory to 
his name when he plays for his last year 
on the "Flying Squadron." 

White, W., Fullback 

Playing his first year for the Red, 
White and Yellow, "Windy" has proven 
everything a football pla^'er should be. 
He is truly a "triple threat" man for 
he can run, pass or kick with equal suc- 
cess. He is the type of aggressive full- 
back that Walter Camp picks, and we 
believe he will do wonderful things in 
his next three years. 

McCrackex, Tackle 

A fighter for every ounce of his 
hundred and eighty pounds, "Alac" is a 
dependable man. He is fast and hard 
to move, and many a tackle has gone to 
his credit. He has two more years with 
the team. 

Caldwell, P., End 

Another player who made a strong 
bid for one of the end positions is Cald- 
well. This grid-man possesses both 
I'atural ability and speed, which makes 
him a man feared by his opponents. This 
is his first vear with the varsity. 

Cray. T., G 

Althousrh one of the lightest nT'n in 
rh'? lire, "Trm" is. perhaps, one of the 
most aggressive. Always alert, he sh-iwr. 
\\\?, ability both on the offense and de- 

Barbour, Tackle 

With his two hundred twenty-six of 
bulk, together with speed, "Charlie" 
has proven one of the best tacklers seen 
in the cadet line for some time. This 
was his first year of steady playing on 
the eleven, and much is expected of him 
in the next two years. 

Watkixs, End 

Holding one of the hardest positio'is 
on the team, Watkins pro\'cd by his con- 
sistent work to be an outstanding player 
and fully worthy of the trust placed in 
his hands. 

Briggs, C, End 

This was "Crennie's" first year with 
the "Big Team," but from the way he 
handled passes, got under punts, and 
smeared interference he made a fine end. 
He will make good his last two with 
the team. 

Ferguson, E., Center 

Playing his first year with the regular 
team, "Elsie" has made a position for 
himself at center that will be hard to 
beat. He is a good passer, and counter- 
acts his lack of weight by his activity, 
ability to diagnose a play, and fighting 






Miss Erdine Ryder 
Sponsor, ig2^ Basketball Team 


At the beginning of the season, the basketball prospects were not very promising. 
All of the men from last year's squad, with the exception of Ryder and Kyle, having 
been lost through graduation, it was necessary for Coach Raftery to build an entire 
new machine. The evidence of his success is seen in the fact that eight of the fourteen 
games played were won, and when we remember that the last five games were victorious, 
we can see how well the team had progressed during the season. 

Washington College was our first opponent of the season and the final score stood 
in their favor. In the next two games, however, the big team came off victorious with 
wins from Lynchburg and Roanoke Colleges. The second defeat of the season came 
from our old rival, V. P. I., who regis- 
tered their first victory on a V. M. I. 
court since 1918. Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege proved easy, the score in this game 
being the highest the team rolled up dur- 
ing the season. At this point, however, 
the team met several extraordinarily 
strong quints, and lost four games in a 
row, to Virginia, North Carolina, Flori- 
da, and V. P. I. A substantial change 
was made in th: lineup, with the result 

Hthat the team did not taste defeat again 
during the season, winning the last five 
games from South Carolina, George 
Washington University, V. P. I., Tako- 
la, and Lynchburg Elks. These, with 



the exception of the North Carolina game, were the hardest of the season, and 
winning them shows how much progress had been made. 

The varsity this year was captained by "Ed" Ryder, one of the best guards in the 
state, while Riley Harrison handled the business end in a very capable manner. Only 
Kyle and Cure will be lost from the squad in June, and, with Coach Rafter}' coaching, 
everything points to a successful season. 




— 20 

Washington College — 26. 




Lynchburg College — 2. 



— 20 

Roanoke College — 19. 




V. P. I.— 22. 




Randolph-Macon College — 9 



— 20 

North Carolina — 26. 



— 8 

Virginia — 20. 




Florida — 19. 




V. P. I.— 42. 




South Carolina — 9. 



— 20 

George Washington — 4. 



— 21 

V. P. I.— 20. 




Takola — 16. 




Lynchburg Elks — 13. 

KylEj ForiL'ard 

"Kitty" this year winds up four years 
of basketball at the Institute, two of them 
having been on the varsity. He is unusually 
fast and aggressive, and, in spite of his size, 
is always in the midst of the fray. 



Ferguson, Foncard 

Starting the season at guard, "Elsie" was 
finally shifted to the forward position 
where his shooting and general playing war- 
ranted him a position. Good at long shots, 
a fast floor man, he is always cool. He has 
two more years before him. 


Sem.'\XS, ForiL'ard 

Although this is "Smitty's" first year on 
the varsity, he has shown up well. Long 
shooting and able following up are his 
specialties and we expect great things of 
him next year. 

A fast man on the floor, Giles made the 
varsity for the first time this year. His 
forte is shooting fouls and his average at 
this was very high this season. 

Faulkner, Guard 

"Wirt" is another man who made his 
basketball debut this season. Playing only 
in the last five games, his work in guard- 
ing was remarkable. Cool and always alert, 
he continually broke up the opposing de- 
fense and few forwards were able to score 

White, W., Center 

"Windy" distinguished himself on the 
court as well as on the gridiron, his work 
at center being of the first quality. Few 
men could get the jump on him and for his 
size and weight he moved with remarkable 
speed. He has three more years ahead of 
him in which to play. 

Junior Varsity Basketball Team 

The junior varsity basketball team, during the first year of its performance under 
this name, ended a successful season. The competition for the team was exceedingly 
great, the men showing good form during the entire season. The best work, however, 
after defeating the V. P. I. freshmen and several other teams, was in getting the big 
team into shape. Several enjoyable trips were taken, although the "scrubs" came out 
on the short end of the score in several contests. A number of real basketeers, who 
gained their invaluable experience on "Blandy" Clarkson's fast, hard-fighting "scrubs," 
will be seen on the varsity next year. 


V. M. I., 12: Staunton Y. M. C. A., 23, at Staunton. 

V. M. I., 20; V. P. I. Freshmen, 14, at Lexington. 

v. M. I., 17; A. M. A., 20, at Fort Defiance. 

V. M. I., 25; S. M. A., 31, at Staunton. 

V. M. L, 12; A. M. A., 21, at Lexington. 

V. M. L, 18; V. P. L Freshmen, 25, at Blacksburg. 

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Miss Margaret Hunter 
Sponsor, IQ2^ Baseball Team 


The 1922 baseball season was most successful. Major Clarkson turned out the 
best team that has ever represented V. M. I., and one of the best that has ever rep- 
resented a Virginia College. The team did not display the erratic form of certain 
previous years, and it won eleven of its thirteen games. The most gratifying victories 
of the season were three over V. P. I., one over the University of South Carolina, and 
one over the University of Virginia. 
The new athletic field was opened to baseball, and the team showed great improve- 
ment on a better diamond. The first day of play on the new field was properly opened 

with an 8-0 victory over South Carolina. The feature of this game was the knocking 
by Hatchett of the first ball thrown to a V. M. I. batter for a home run. The close 
of the home schedule was as brilliant as the opening, for the team won from its old 
rivals, V. P. I., by the score of 9-0. A notable incident was that the first and last 
games on Alumni Field were no-hit, no-run affairs pitched by Page. 

The outstanding stars of the season were Page, recognized by sports editors as one 
of the premier pitchers in college baseball today; Hatchett, Ryder, Captain Perkinson, 
and Pack. These five men were most ably assisted by the whole team, each member of 
which was in himself a real star. 

The practice for 1923 opened with the loss of only one man, Perkinson. His loss 
will be felt, but it is believed that his place will be well filled by one of the new pros- 
pects. Coaches Clarkson and Raftery are confident of turning out an even better team 
than that of the previous year. They will be assisted again this year by Al Orth, who 
will take charge of the batteries. Orth did great work last year with the pitchers, and 
it is hoped that he will be as successful this season. The veteran catchers of last 
year's team are Pack, Hart, and Freeman, while Caldwell is the best of the new 
men. Captain Page, Nugent, and Saunders compose the same pitching staff as that 
of last year. White, J. and Huntt, P. are likely prospects. Southall, Hatchett, and 
Pillow are the old infielders, while Perry, Carsons, English, Travis, Deitrich, and 
Dunn of the new men are showing the best form in the infield. Barbour, Ryder, and 
Faulkner are back to fill up the outfield, and they will be hard pushed by Caldwell 
and other new contestants. 

The schedule is the hardest that the big team has ever undertaken, but it is hoped 
that it will do as well as it did last year. 

March 28- 

March 31- 

April 4- 

April II- 

April 14- 

April 18- 

April 21- 

April 25- 

April 28- 

May I- 

May 1 2- 

May 16- 


-New York University at Lexington. 
-Amherst College at Lexington. 
-Johns Hopkins LTniversity at Lexington. 
-University of Richmond at Lexington. 
-V. P. L at Lexington. 
-Hampden-Sidney at Lexington. 
-University of Virginia at Charlottesville. 
-North Carolina State at Lexington. 
-Roanoke College at Lexington. 
-Guilford College at Lexington. 
-LTnited States Marines at Quantico. 
-Catholic University at Washington. 
-University of Maryland at Washington. 
-Davidson College at Lexington. 
-V. P. L at Blacksburg. 
-University of Virginia at Lexington. 


Miss Celeste Nash 
Sponsor, ig2^ Track Team 

At the close of the 1922 season we saw some of our best track men leave us. We are 
not to be dismayed, however, for under the direction of Major Read, and by dint of 
harder work, we will see V. M. I. turn out another successful track team. 

We lost practically all of our best men for the field events. Summers and Westcott 
with the weights, Drewry with the javelin and discus, Brown for the broad and high 
jump have all graduated, and it will be difficult to find other men who will perform 





with as much success as these. Buch, Settle and Ramey were the distance men to be 
lost by graduation. Their absence will be greatly felt, but it seems easier to find a 
runner than a man who can perform with the weights. With these seven men gone, it 
leaves a very small nucleus around which to build a team. The old men, headed by 
Captain Costolo, are hard at work, and the prospects are most promising. There is a 
wealth of material that will be rounded into shape, and all indications point to the 
fact that we will be stronger on the track this year than we were last spring. 

In the South Atlantic meet at Charlottesville last year, V. M. I. won third 
place due to the excellent work of such men as Drewry, who broke the South Atlantic 
record for the javelin with a throw of 169 feet, and it is our belief that with the 
splendid material this year, an even better showing will be made in the meet at Rich- 

Track Schedule for 1923 

April 14 — University of Maryland at Lexington. 

April 2 1 — Roanoke College at Lexington. 

April 28 — William and Mary College at Lexington. 

May 5 — V. P. I. at Blacksburg. 

May 1 1, 12 — South Atlantic meet at Richmond. 


The racquet game has established itself as one of the foremost minor sports at the 
Institute. This can be seen from the number of candidates that apply at the daily try- 
outs. The ladder system is used in selecting the team, and each individual has an equal 
chance to prove his ability. The prospects for the season are very bright. 

The '22 team gave a wonderful demonstration of ability as racquet wielders by 
defeating George Washington University. The majority of the other matches were 
won by the cadets. 

Captain "Smitty" Semans leads the present team, and is well supported by Moore, 
W. F., Derryberry, Kellogg, M., and Cunningham. All of these men have shown 
their court mastership and it is expected that they will soon wear the coveted Red, 
White, and Yellow. 

Schedule For 1923 

April 7 — Virginia at Lexington. 

April 14 — V. P. I. at Lexington. 

May 2 — Randolph-Macon College at Lexington. 

May 1 1 — V. P. L at Blacksburg. 

— Triple Meet with University of N. C. and 

Georgia Tech at Chapel Hill. 


Wrestling came to the front in the minor sports this year. The 1923 season has 
been most gratifying in that we have won four meets and have not been defeated. 
Coach Quinlan has developed a wonderful team from practically new men. A good 
share of this year's glory in this sport should be given Quinlan, who worked incessantly 
with his men, and has enabled them to win the South Atlantic Wrestling Championship. 

Our old rivals, V. P. I., fell victim to the prowess of our grapplers, and the Uni- 
versity of Virginia proved an easy mark for Coach Quinlan's men, as did George 
Washington and Trinity. 

The work of every member of the squad is to be commended. Captain Woodward 
ended his wrestling career here as captain of the best wrestling team that has ever 
represented V. M. I. He has the phenomenal record of hav- 
ing been thrown only once during his four years. Carlton, 
wrestling under weight, proved to be a record breaker this 
year, having gained decisions on two heretofore undefeated 
men. Barbour and Baird showed great improvement over last 
year and have gone through the season without meeting defeat. 

The team consisted of Captain Woodward, 115-pound 
class; Franklin and Withers, 125-pound class; Lowe and 
Steele, 135-pound class; Baird, 145-pound class; Carlton and 
Ferguson, 158-pound class; Denton and Bickford, 175-pound 
class; Barbour in the unlimited class. 

The rat wrestling team sho\ved up remarkably well, hav- 
ing won three meets. They have good material and will be 
a great help to next year's squad. 




n 7\ 









The gymnasts have no regular meets with other colleges, the team being judged 
by the showing made during the exhibitions at Government Inspection and Finals. 
The individuals are judged on their proficiency in the different arts of the sport, and 
are marked accordingly. A certain number of points must be made by a member of 
the team before he is awarded a monogram. 

Coach Quinlan has charge of the work, and has put new life into the team. Cap- 
tain Turner leads the men in their feats and is well backed by a number of candidates 
who excel on the bars, on the flying rings, and in tumble work. 



Boxing came into its own at the Institute during the present year. The squad was 
made up from a large number of men in every class and the team selected made an 
extremely good showing. The corps took to this new sport with the greatest en- 

Under the direction of Coach Quinlan the mittmen rounded into shape very quickly 
and proved to be exceptional pugilists. The first two meets were lost to Virginia by 
very narrow margins. The third meet with Penn State came to a draw, but the team 
was forced to default one bout to the Nittany Lions, thereby giving them the victory. 
There is a large field for this sport and V. M. I. can be expected to be among the 
first in another year. 

The following men showed up well during the season: Goode, Lewis, Knox, 
Steele, Porter, T., Chaudoin, Winchester, Carlton, Denton, and Hunt, R. 


Ckeer Leading Staff 

C L. Parker Cheer Leader 

R. S. Terry -Issislanl Cheer Leader 

J. M. OsN-ATO Lssistanl Cheer Leader 

"On to Virginia!" cried the first captain. "Column of squads, first company, 
squads right !" And a very few seconds later the corps was marching out to embark 
on one of the surprise trips of the season, one which turned out most gloriously. The 
annual football game with the University of Virginia was played on October 14th, 
and to the surprise of everyone, the Board had approved the permit allowing the corps 
the day off to see the game. Hardly eight hours were spent in Charlottesville, but in 
spite of this minor drawback everyone swore the trip was wholly a success. 

Shortly after detraining in hostile territory, the corps marched out to place a wreath 
on the statute of Jackson, in honor of the unveiling of which they had paraded the year 
before. Immediately after this ceremony, Lambeth Field was the scene of action. 
Parading with high hopes through Charlottesville, the corps made an excellent showing. 
Arrived at the field, the cadets took their seats in the stand and welcomed the "Flying 
Squadron" with open arms. Although greatly outnumbered, their voices rose above all 
other cheers. The game was on — twice the pigskin was rushed over the goal line ; the 
game ended, and once more V. M. I. was victorious. 

The feats of the original "Flying Squadron" were repeated, and last year's defeat 
on Alumni Field was fully avenged. Immediately after supper the corps entrained 
for Lexington, masters of all they surveyed. 



Armistice Day had to be celebrated, and naturally the Corps was in on the deal. 
Ordered to entrain for Richmond, the battalion left the "old home town" at midnight 
on November lO and proceeded eastward. The trip will go down in history as a 
genuine endurance test, but what is it a "keydet" cannot stand when he knows he is 
going to see the "Flying Squadron" in action? The city advertised cadets in their 
parade, and CADETS versus University of North Carolina in their annual classic. 
Landing at the station, where the James River Division refuses to go any further, we 
disembarked and marched to the Blues' Armory. Served with real food, everyone 
started "diking" for the march in honor of the victory in the late war on the Other 
Side. We marched ! Mile after mile was covered, and still we marched. Profound 
sighs of relief were sent forth when we realized we were marching in a circle, and 
returned again to the armory. 

After dinner we moved out to Mayo's Island to see the "big team" in action. Too 
much praise cannot be given to each and every man for the great effort put forth. 

The men drifted about the city — we're proud to say as real Southern gentlemen — 
until iO:00 p. m. Some went to dances and others to the theater, though most of 
them were somewhat depressed. Never before were "keydets" so willing to board a 
train back to Lexington as on this night, in spite of the memory of the previous night's 
ride in day coaches. 

Roanoke Trip 

Thanksgiving came (as usual) on the last Thursday in November, and we ven- 
tured forth to the "Magic City" to have our annual game with V. P. I. The trav- 
eling accommodations were of the same sort as in previous years: palatial "second-class 
compartments". The loyal alumni were there to meet the Corps, as they have ever 
been. The usual sight-seeing tour of Roanoke, in the form of a parade, was taken, 
and everywhere Red, White, and Yellow floated in the breeze. Dismissal finally came, 
and everyone started making reservations for after the game. 

At I :30 p. m. the populace watched us troop to the fair-grounds. The sight was 
so thrilling that even the cars stopped, and we were forced to do a "snake dance" about 
these electric boats. This feat was accomplislied, and the fair-grounds reached at the 
same time. 

There is no use playing the game over again on paper, but what a spectacle it was! 
We are more than proud of those men who represented V. M. I. on the gridiron that 
day. We were allowed to stagger around the town at will from the end of the game 
until midnight, when we galloped back to historic Lexington. The day of days had 
passed, and the Roanoke trip once more remained only a memory. 



During the fall of '21 a new sport, polo, was created 
at the Institute. Captain White, who has played on 
several army teams, and who is quite a polo enthusiast, 
was its chief founder. To him is due the greater part 
of the credit for the success the young sport has met 

To those not familiar with conditions it may seem 
that its founding was easy. It is quite true that there 
were a number of horses on hand, but the question arose : 
how many were suitable for polo purposes? All "single-mounts" in the Artillery and 
Cavalry Units were tried and those culled out which were deemed suitable. They were 
then put through a special system of training by the officers and non-commissioned per- 
sonnel, some turning out to be fair, while others were found to be just the opposite. 
Besides these ponies fifteen remounts were obtained from Front Royal, and although 
these, due to their age, could not be used to any great extent during their first year, some, 
through hard training, are at this time turning out to be very good polo mounts. Thirty- 
six sets of flat saddle equipment and a number of pairs of riding boots were also 
obtained from the government. With the aid of the Athletic Association mallets, 
helmets, balls, polo shirts, and belts were obtained, and removable side boards and goal 
posts for use on the parade ground were constructed. 

With this much obtained the actual work began. The question as to who was 
eligible for the sport next was considered. Due to the limited number of ponies and 
the shortage of equipment and time, it was decided to open the sport only to First and 
Second Classmen of the Mounted Units. Even the large number of these who turned 
out made it necessary that a process of elimination be instituted. The entire squad 
was required to go through a certain prescribed course on the wooden horse in order to 
teach the various strokes and to strengthen the arm muscles. A division was then 
made of the Cavalry and Artillery, Lieutenant Hogan taking charge of the former and 
Captain White of the latter. The men were judged on their horsemanship and on their 
hitting ability. The squad was finally cut down to two teams in the cavalry and two 
in the artillery. Various games between these teams were held, and in the snring a 
squad was picked to go to Camp Dix, N. J., to play the team composed of officers of 
the Sixth lield Artillery. The cadets were victorious over the heavily handicapped 
officers' team. An exhibition game was played here last Finals between the Artillery 
and Cavalry, in honor of the Secretary of War and visiting Alumni. 

In September of this year it was decided to follow practically the same schedule 
as last year, except that the Cavalry-Artillery element was dropped as some hard feel- 


ing was created in the games last year, making them rough and dangerous, which policy, 
if continued, bade fair to jeopardize the efficient development of the game. 

When practice began, it was decided to schedule some games during the fall in 
order to create more interest. As the First Classmen were the only ones who had 
had any previous experience, it was decided to concentrate upon them and develop as 
strong a team as possible in a short time. This was done, and in a game played with 
the University of Pennsylvania on the Saturday after Thanksgiving the cadets won by 
a large score. A squad of five in charge of Captain White then went north about the 
middle of December and played three indoor games, one with Yale at New Haven, 
Conn.; one with the Essex Troop at Newark, N. J., and one with the Brooklyn Rid- 
ing and Driving Club, in all of which the cadets were defeated by close scores. The 
fact that these were the first games ever played indoors by the cadets, and the fact that 
they were riding strange ponies, no doubt handicapped the team to quite an extent, but 
its playing was extremely creditable. 

The plan is now being considered of sending a team north in the spring to com- 
pete in an outdoor tournament with Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Norwich, 
and West Point, which will be played at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., under the auspices 
of Headquarters, Second Corps Area, Governor's Island, N. Y., and the American 
Polo Association. Teams will also come here to play us this spring. 

V. M. I., in instituting polo, acquired the distinction of being the only college 
in the South at which the game is played. With the support of the corps, officers, 
alumni, and friends of the Institute, the game should attain great success. 


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istory repeated itself in its production of 
! men when Robert Pew Davis first saw 
Beginning life with the disadvantages 
ne on a fai-m, he has overcome ob- 
i of every description, and staggered 
a pinnacle seldom reached. Think of 
a mere farm hand, year in and year 
ith no recreation save the old swimmin' 
ind strawberry patch! Now, in this 

Lord, we find 
him Mascot of 
the infamous 
O. G.'s Associa- 

In the year of 
1901 all the 
populace o f 

Hampton and 
vicinity prophe- 
sied a future 
for this little 
genius. But in- 
stead of being 
President of the 
Iter baclc to the 


1 the Dark Ages, before things became 
lit up, there was born a certain specimen 
lumanity dubbed "Rosebud" Shorter. All 
people around the sticks and Call 



United States, 
farm and study life from the purer angles 
In earlier days he attended school in th( 
rural district on the old gray mare, preparins 
the next day's lessons while feeding th( 
cows and chickens. How could this manl; 
object of humanity help but become smart 
living in the same country with the Hamptoi 
Normal Institute? He has the honor of be 
ing the only man in his 
drink benzine and enjoy it 

"Modesty, where 
with "Little Fotts 
after office at the Virgin 
because he tliought othe 
and they got 'em 
letters, an athlete 
a chemist of pure 

outstanding featu 

that have given t 

intellectual giant 

other men. 

not different, 

parts ills hair in the 

middle, drinks coffee, 

and succumbs to the 

lure of the flappers. 

through everything, 
tinguishe, but will remain 

3 our dope on this reaction, and as 
ore begins to effervesce, nothing 
tted in trailing down the facts of 
child, and 



R. W. Service.) 

(With profuse apolog: 

le big 

When across 1: 

"Squads Left" 
and we 

To the mess 


There are strange things done i 

mess hall. 
By Keydets who strive for a feed — 
The big wide tables have their secret tables 
That are in no man's creed; 
The mess hall's walls have seen queer brawls, 
But the queerest they will unbury 
Is the eventful completing 
Of the "Eating 
Of slippery Stockton Terry," 

Out of the window, which was near the 

gi-ound, and into the rank and file 
There rushed our hero, fresh from the sheets, 

not wearing much more than a smile, 
He looked like a man, who was half asleep, 

and of the lazy type. 
Yet he braced up and appeared as strong as 

Fanny Dooley's pipe. 
We all knew the face of the Keydet who 

arrived in such a hurry. 
So we gave a loud yell, it was a cheer for 

Stockton Terry, 

There are men who make you laugh until 

your sides nigh split. 
And such was he, for he had a face that 

radiated wit, 
"With his shaggy hair, and simple stare, a "Me 

funny sight to see, th 

Yea, there is no man in all this land who "I'd giv 

could create so much glee; gl 

I then began watching him, and wondering As h 

what he would do, 

aid plain 
d, loud 

ro trailii 


nchalant sway. 

ever hear a star 
wl in the night, 
pack of hungry h 



every dish, 
at the rate he ate, 
for the stuff to d 

g ti: 

:ies battle over 
ded us, as he emptied 
it didn't take long 

He clutched the 

the knife 
And though he ( 

fork in his left hand 
n his right, 
ammed. it seemed he 
^ that appetite, 
disappeared, and the bean 
But in spite of all the grub he ate, tha 

damned hunger increased. 
The kitchen was exhausted, there was noth 

ing left in the mess. 
And over the face of the famished on 
spread a look of distress. 


ell de 


death-like to 



See him dancing. Note his long hair 

Acting like a fool, Falling in his face. 

Hear his deep voice See him trooping 

Bellow like a bull. The lines in grace. 

Watch him crouching. But he's proficient 

Springing like a hare. At dispersing fears. 

Waving his arms For that's MONK PARKER, 

In the cold, crisp air. And he's leading cheers. 


(Dedicated to ; 
She — yes — She — did 
a noble gift, 
(I've often heard it and so have you) 
No — she could not sew— she could not knit, 
She could not make a cake or stew. 

ly right eye (though it's made of 
) for a dish of hot beef stew." 

stood there we could see him suffering 

the tortures of Hell, 



g— she could not danc 
Of outdoor sports she knew not one. 
The seven Lines were strange to her. 

She could not even make a pun. 
She could not teach or house i 

For suffrage cause she beat 

BuJ, greased lightning could not beat her jaws 
started chewing GUM. 

ork do, 



that mess-hall 

The Cadet who belii 

food is delicious. 
Who doesn't mind long drills, and loves 

to go to parade. 
Who thinks the hops are unnecessary. 

O t3 

^ "^ 

*Th? K3» P3 

9, The dumb-bell that says he'll get married 
as soon as he graduates, 
10. Who refuses a furlough. 
13. One who makes a lot of noise and tells 
jokes when his room-mates are trying 

.•eille and thinks 
he can live off 


16. The Kevdet who sa\ 


17. The chronic bridge player. 

19. The one who says "Military Forever.' 

20. Any Rat. 



learby comrades picked him uf 

rushed him to the Gim, 
While we gathered outside, to hear 

the Fates held for him, 
A spell of gloom enshrouded us, as we 

waited, holding our breath 
To hear the outcome of our hero, either lire 

or death. 
The suspense became unbearable 

began to appear; 
My Godl we hated to ii 


and tear 
that the enc 

We could not tell if all was over 

due to 

the mess hall chow. 

"Boys," he said in a guttural voi 

ce, "It's 

about time vou knew. 

That I saved the life of our hero 

with a 

dish of hot beef stew," 


There are strange things done in 

the big 

mess hall 

By Keydets who strive for a feed. 

The big wide tables have their seer 

et fables 

That are in no man's creed. 

The mess hall walls have seen queer brawls. 

But the queerest they will unbury, 

Is the eventful completing — 

Of the "Eating of Slipp'ry Stockton Terry." 



t For Art's Sake. 


By Ima Artist 



cry of the 
Six Cylini 
bit shady 


the Cooanut Grove, "Six Cylinder Love" — 
entertaining, though a bit shady in spots. 

Penniman returns to the footlights in a de- 
lightful skit entitled "Abie's Irish Rose." 
Centering about "Ladies' Night" in a T. M. 
H. A. — Come boys and leave your wives at 

"Old Homestead" and "Over the Hill" are 
forgotten — Pathos and heart sympathy come 
to us in the guise of "The Lower Road." The 
soul stifling story of the trials and vicissi- 
tudes of a young girl seeking her fortune 
amid fast folks of the great city. Dorothy, 
the innocent country maid, seeking a liveli- 
hood beneath the W'hite lights of Lexington. 

A revival of the "Gamblers." with Israel 
Hart in the leading role. Novel, exciting 
and mysterious: centering about the re- 
markable interest which always kccompanies 
the sudden appearance of an extra ace. 

The "Village Follies," under the expert 
tutelage of friend Keesee brings us a new 
"Red Head" act entitled "Oh, is she drunk." 
Try it and see for yourself. 

And always the pseudo-scientific mystery 
— "Windy" Winchester, ex-pugilist, bids high 
for his place on the legitimate stage in a 
melo-drama centered about the discovery of 
a sure-flre freckle exterminator. 

There are some of us who will always — 
thi-o' .iazz. joy and gin — retain a w-arm spot 
in our hearts for the true artist. HANKINS 
— our own JOHN DeW, H.\NK1NS— Words 
are futile gentleman, HANKINS and HAM- 
LET: two words as inseparable thro' the 
ages as ham and cabbage, gold fish and 
growley. Shervin and Maj"s. There were no 
cries of "Author, Author" at that first night. 
Shakespeare sneaked out of the back way 
and down the alley; his tail between his legs 
and his pitch fork trailing behind. 

Another famous star w^ho made his ap- 
pearance in the circle overnight: "PINK- 
NEY" BURRBSS, the English type of the 
actor, who played all the leads in the dramas 
written by A. B. Dockery— A matinee idol 
of the first order; but listen, girls, he is 

Who has missed the child wonder in his 
new play, "Playing With Fire"? Jimmie 
Girand plays high for the position of Jackie 
Coogan, but go and see for yourself. 

"Nick" still holds down the role of "Me- 
phistopholes" in "Faust, 
ha\ing an extended run. 




s his 

fiery steeds 

Out o 

f the ^ 


of blue- 





In m 



ring hue — 




>ss of Dawn, 

To be 





Ills ch 


faster yet 




to shirk. 




ess of Moon 

Into t 

he ori 

nt se 

a — 




f the 


to be — 

Halts h 

s snoi 


prancing steed 



ef in 

his eye — 

Calls fo 

r Pan, 


pipe of reeds. 






The faintest rays of dawn grow bold 
And Pan is through at last — 

A glow^ of gold on Eastern sky 
And then! — a hideous blast — 

Gods and men awake in fear 

That shames old Pluto's worth- 
Warns him well if he should fail 

He'd suffer the wrath of God — 
Vanishes over the skyline dim. 

Away from the land of nod. 

Peter Pan, with frightened haste. 

Exerted all his skill 
Gathers reeds from marshes low 

And binds them with a will — 
Mingles all the filth he finds 

With dirt and slimy weeds — 
Takes the cry of a panther wild 

To blend with other needs. 




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11 have to guess that, Eddi. 

latroducing for yaur approval Mr. Andy 
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A Monosoliloquy. 
Place: Post No. 1. 
me: 1:59 A. M., Feb. 31. 
•ill kindly keep their babies quiet.) 

The Sentinel Speaks 

rd! Gawsh wot a bloomin' 

Wot ho, the 

To walk a post, while all t 
But me. Why there's the 

throuch his hat. 
Coises! Where could I find ; 

Let's think of finals or that moon 
Just something pleasant to pass the tii 

Some dumb-bell just woke up to observe, 
"Sentinel. ^Vot o' the night"? Mv wor 
what nerve! 

The Officers of the Institute so called. 
Should stay at home with mother mo 

There's one 
Struttin' across the court-yard, "H.\L 

Who's there"? 
(I'd like to give the blessed post the ai 

Nine minutes gone? Nine months, I'm he 

for keeps, 
I'ni going to walk forever, seems to me. 
The light, fantastic seconds pass too slo 
Great grand-dad Time has stumped 1 

sleepy toe. 

How many 

.\nd cussed 

I'll be 

rtave walked this post be- 

Thousands. "Ships that 
ext year. What! Snow- 

indest guard I — "H.\LT: 






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"Doc" Henty Editor-in-Chief 

"Ex-Sergeant" Swink Assistant Editor 

"Staff Mess Charlie" Art Editor 

"Bill ■ Mack Literary Editor 

"Fanny" Dooley Associate Editor 


"Matt" Davis Business Manager 

"Chappy" Radford Asst. Business Mgr. 

"Growley" Ashburne Treasurer 

"Labby Jim" Advertising Manager 

The Outrageous Staff takes great pains all 
over them to thank the contributors to this 
issue of the Outrage. This being the month 
of vacations, everyone left his work to the 
office boy, who pinned all the dope together 
and sent it to the press along with the rest 
of the "Bum." When the president found 
out how things were being run — you know 
Mr. W. G. Harden (yes. he's president) — he 
immediately took the matter up with Old 
Nick about making Ex-Sergeant Swink edi- 
tor-in-chief of the paper. He will be sup- 
ported by a staff of graduates of the Staun- 
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next issue, which will undoubtedly please all 
nuts. The art department will be under the 
direction of the famous French Cubist. Lily 
Bj'own and his assistant. Mam'selle Houston. 
There will also be a Boys and Girls" De- 
partment run by "Bennie" Bailey. 


These deep-dyed villians 

Whose words are false 
Should not have written 

But with a club or tv 
The jolts they've aimed 

Have killed my rep a- 
With razoo sharp I'll tak 

At dashing Doctor HenI 



Unhand me. girl! 1 want to let you know 

I ain't that kind of boy. You're only tryini 

To hand me just a line — they all talk so. 

Wanting to ne-e-e-ck me. Now you knov 

you're lying! 

I'll scream and call a chaperone — You'll see 

Too fast for me — you are; I never let 

-Stop! — Hang offn me— 

Great Shade of Caesar, 


Jokes an 



Cast of Characters 

I. M. Slippery 
U. R. Dumb. 

T. M 

Two other mess mates died of starvation. 
Time: Any time. 

Breakfast on a cold, dark morning:. 
I. M. Slippery: Oh, goddess Ceres, we 
thank you this meal for the pitcher of water 
and Jack. Amen. 

A. Minor: Sir, will you have your glass of 
water boiled, or toasted. 

U. H. Dumb: Give it to him — men. my 
heart is failing me — merely the lack of food 
— (gasps for breath, and slides under table 

The first captain rises the Battalion, and 
marches to barracks. 


The corps marches to the meal just be- 
cause they forgot to "fall out." 

E. T. Most: Food, food (spies growly, 
beans, and greens and reels over backwarils. 

B. Flat: (Partakes of the growley and 
rushes from the mess hall, but dies on his 
way to the hospital.) 

The dinner ends by carrying A. Minor out 
of the beanery on a stretcher. 

An order is read out relieving I. M. Slip- 
pery and Menas Ell of all duty, therefore 
depriving the cooks of the chance of killing 
the last two Cadets. 

MORAL: To gain the love of men. the 
path is through their stomach with pleasant 

Keydet (introducing room mate to calie 

at the hops): "Miss , I want you to 

know George Knex." 

"Oh. how perfectly wonderful." 

Required: What would you do 7 

Col. : "Pettyjohn, what was Lin- 
coln's Gettysburg address?" 

Pettyjohn: "I thought he lived in Wash- 
ington, Colonel." 

Keydet's Diary: Rev., Breakfast, Classes, 
Dinner. Classes, Drill, Supper, Look over 
books. Write letters. Taps. 

Every day thereafter — Same as yesterday. 

d Poetry 

.id the stamp 

tieaning' of the ivord 'Neck- 
the system of collaring a 

Bess: "Why are you limping?" 

Myrtle: "Cause father came into the par 

lor last night and Tom dropped me in hi 

haste to leave." 

"I'm so smart, I took first prize at school 


"Well, that's interesting." 

Hubby: "Who is that letter from?" 
Wife: "What do you want to know for?" 
Hubby : "There you are ! 'What do I 
i^ant to know for?' Honestly, you are the 
(lost inquisitive person I ever met." 

Brown: "See that feller. "That's Watson, 
ur chemistry sub. Poor boy likes girls, 
lut he's so bashful that he acts like litmus 

"Mv good ma 
r car home." 
"Sh' no ushe 

had better take a trol- 

hic — keep it 




• artist's model. 
Did you take a bath thi; 
Is there one missing. 


Farmer: "How about buying some fine 
frying chickens today?" 

Maj. Sales: "I can't use any chickens, 
but I'm short of steak for the mess hall, 
how much will you take for your horse?" 


"I do admire Lexington, it is so quaint." 
"Yes. very, but — 

"And the Cadets, too — so different." 
"Er — well. I don't — 
"And I just love the military." 
"Well, yes. er-er 
They have such wonderful dances — all of 
— hops — 'I'd love to go to one — I'd give 
"If you would really-er-care-er-to-go — 
"Oh! I didn't expect, of course, I'll go! Oh 
ou're the sweetest man." 





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Col. Ford: "Daube, name two great wom- 
en in history." 

Daube: "Don't know." 

Col. F, : "Yes. you do. Tlilnl< of the pic- 
tures on the wall at home. Think of the 
hig posters gotten out during the war." 

Daube: "Joan of Arc." 

Col. F. : "Now, that's it. think of some 
picture on the wall at home." 

Daube : "Oh. yes, Joan of Arc and Sep- 
tember Morn." 

The lipstick sighed 

And the echoes replied. 

"What a terrible life 1 leac 

No one can know 

That my toubles all grow 

Not one to my pleadings 

".\t night, with much car 
On lips (such a pair) 
I am rubbed, I am presse 
Till the fair one admits 
That she'll sure make son 
(Perhaps in a moustache 1 

nd I'm 

"Though strange 'ti: 


"Ts that the 
the hop toi 
"No. dear. s< 

•s the use of trying to s 
find myself wiped off or 
some Keydet that don'l 
good lipstick when he t 

dress you aie going to 


far I've decided on noth 


I wear all his clothes; 
And watch where he goes. 
I know all his secrets 
That no one else knows. 

Check Formation. 

I know 
I know 
I borro 
When 1 


what he think 
what he 
w from him 
ay pocketbook s 
I steal all his smokes: 
And laugh at his jokes 
But it he betrays me — 
I hope that he chokes, 

Davis: "Say. Daube, 
■ance I guess you saw 

Daube: "Oh. my, yes. He hii 

great tracts of 


He knows 
He knows 

what I kn 
vhat I owe 



And reads all my mail ; 
He cusses me out 
Each day without fail. 
There's only one thing 
That makes my heart si 
I took out his girl — 
She's wearing my ring. 

Father: "I told you time and again not 
to see that 'Keydet,' and now for the last 
time, I tell you not to have anything to do 
with him," 

She (sobbing) : "Oh, father, I want Jack, 
I do want Jack." 

Father: "Alright. Here's a hundred dol- 
lars, but remember what I said." 

Col. Hunley: "Can you suggest any means 
whereby I may improve my lectures?" 

Keydet in rear: "Have you tried selling 
them as lullabys?" 

"Ether, I'll bet." 

Spilman: "What animals come fi-. 
lants and what plants produce them." 

Keydet: "Teddy-bears come from und 
'ear plants." 

Delinquences, January 1, 1950: 
Adams, A. — Playing marbles for keeps. 
Zeeton, Z. — Wishing he could smoke. 

She: "I suppose you had a pleasant i 
He: "Oh, yes, everything came out nicel; 

Capt. Littleton savs he 
gle girl in his life. 

"Mighty dangerous busii 




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The 1923 Bomb staff wish to make the following acknowledgments to those who 
have helped make this volume a reality: 

To the Benson Printing Company for the inestimable advice and co-operation 
which they have given. 

To the Bureau of Engraving for their helpful assistance. 
, To E. R. Brown, '23, whose cartoons will, we know, cause many a hearty laugh. 
To L. Houston, '25, and R. K. Hines, '26, for their drawings. 
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Sausage, Canned Meats, Oleomargarine, Etc. 

TKe Jefferson 


European Plan 


Ideally Situated in the Most Desirable 
Section of Richmond 

400 ROOMS— 300 BATHS 

Rooms Single and en Suite. Turkish Balhs 

Rates, $2.50 Per Day and Up 

O. F. WEISIGER, Manager 


There are thousands of members, most 
of whom don't realize that they belong. 
There are no initiation fees, no dues, no 
assessments. Nearly every man who 
smokes a pipe is a member 
or a prospective member. 
(We say "nearly" because 
there are some men who find 
Edgeworth not just right for 

Any pipe-smoker becomes 
a member of the "Edgeworth 
Club" as soon as he starts 
to smoke Edgeworth. 

It won't dawn on him at 
first, perhaps, but after he 
has smoked a few cans he 
will notice other Edgeworth 

He will find a comrade- 
ship that he shares with 
them — not easy to explain or 
understand, but real and last- 
ing. Suddenly he knows he 


belongs — that he is a life member of the 

"Edgeworth Club." 

Edgeworth smokers are generally good, 

likable chaps. It isn't smoking Edgeworth 
of course, that makes them 
so. They happen to be the 
kind of men who choose 

If you have never tried 

Edgeworth and think you 

(night like to join the "Club," 

be glad to introduce 

you as our guest. 

A postcard will do. Just 
send us your name and ad- 
dress and say "I'd like to 
try Edgeworth," and we will 
send you free samples of 
Plug Slice and Ready- 
Rubbed. If you'll add the 
name and address of the 
dealer you usually buy your 
tobacco from we'd appre- 
ciate the courtesy. 



We Deliver from Morning 'Till 
Night — Open Until 2 a.m. 

The Lexington 

Caters Especially to the Cadet 








Courteous Treatment and 
Efficient Service 









A Capital Hotel in the Capital City 

HE New Willard is a step from the White House and as symbolic of 
Washington as the Executive Mansion ilself. 

Great men of six continents Uve there and dine in its restaurants. 

It is a thoroughly enjoyable hotel — unpretentious, democratic, yet refined 
and efficiently managed. 

Pennsylvania Ave. and F St. Washington, D. C. 

L. M. Boomer, President Frank S. Might, Managing Director 






Prompt and Courteous Attention 


"ke covei for 
tkis annual 
was created, by 


Send for Samples 

Murphy's Hotel 

Virginia's Largest 

AND Best Known 


Headquarters for 
College Men 

Eighth and Broad Streets 
Richmond, Va. 



Overloking Beautiful Capitol Square 
nt to All Business Houses and Theaters — Large Sample Rooms 
ine Unsurpassed — a Hotel with a Homelike Atmosphere 

W. E. Hockett, Manager 




Candies, Fruits, and All Kinds of Canned Goods Our Specialty. We Have 

an Up-to-Date Stock and Would Be Glad to Serve You. 

We Deliver Anywhere at Any Time 


Main and Washington Streets, Telephones 147 and 78 
Randolph Street, Telephone 181 


V. M. I. 





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Post Exckange 






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Has been well and favorably known to the leading farmers of the South. 

With facilities unsurpassed for the manufacture and distribution of High-Grade V-C 
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Special Care Is Given 

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New York City 

Cadet Uniforim 



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Field Equipments 

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Webbing Dress Belts 
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Wool Puttees 
"Sam Browne Belts," Sabres and 
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The best Cadet uniforms 
country made by us. V. M. I. 
and paletots our specialty. 

Can furnish Anything and Everything used by a Cadet. 

Main Office and Works 


Ice MaJ^ing and Refrigerating Machinery 

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Main 307 Residence NorlS 8345 



729 Fifteenth Street N. W. 
Room 8, Walker BIdg. 

Washington, D. C. 

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A. P. Wade, Cashier 
Edwin G. Adair, Asst. Cashier 

Capital and Surplus 

Resources Over 

William C. Rowland 

1024 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Presentation Sabres 




Uniformer of Military 

Virginia Military 

E. W. NICHOLS, Superintendent 

Eighty-Fourth Year 


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the only one in the United States, 
combining the rigid military sys- 
tem of the United States Mili- 
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In 1 922 it paid a policy claim every 24 seconds of each business day of 
eight hours, averaging $803.81 a minute of each business day. 


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Customer Ownership of Public Utilities 

Cu.sTOMER Ownership Is "Real Public Ownership" as Distin- 
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Is Rapidly Becoming a Fact 


The Virginia Western Power Co. 

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Call at our local office or our general offices at Clifton Forge, Va. 





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full line of 





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centers, and railroad terminals. Its ap- 
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1546 Broadway / I E W Y O R K 220 W.42„=3 Street 

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